The Hope Theatre, Hope & Anchor Pub, London
Beth Watson (Bechdel Theatre Company), Amy Clare Tasker (Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab), Peyvand Sadeghian, who just won a Professional Development grant from Arts Council England under their Grants for the Arts for her participation as an Ambassador in the
London Devised Theatre Intensive, and me.
Here in London, flew into Gatwick yesterday, took the express train to Victoria Station, and dragged my gigantic, million pound suitcase and over-packed carry-on suitcase and giant green purse the rest of the way via underground. Have you SEEN these escalators??? HARROWING.
Sunday we kick off the first London Devised Theatre Intensive http://www.devisedtheatre.com/, #LDTI2017. This is a joint venture between Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab in London and my company, Blue Panther Productions in the US. Amy, Susie Italiano and I have been working together since last January on this, it's thrilling to know we're meeting our international theatre artists for the first time tomorrow at Astronomer's Pub!
The following week we'll meet these amazing guest artists, they are presenting master classes. In a world that is at once familiar (attended RADA as a year-long study abroad conservatory program in the 80s) and completely unknown (I have never worked in a devised theatre environment).