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Writing tagged LISPA

  1. How’s the acting going?

    More than a year on, people still keep asking me this. Short answer: “It’s not.” But that’s fine.

  2. Love and hate

    My time at LISPA is over and while it’s been good, it’s too soon to know just how I’ve changed.

  3. Now and Then

    How we went about creating my final project, a short piece of theatre about the start and end of a relationship.

  4. The director’s vision

    I was in three people’s final projects: a brief clown, father of a girl who grows wings, and the element Polonium killing Marie Curie.

  5. Telling each other what to do

    The final phase of the course, our final personal projects, a transition into the real world.

  6. Occasionally going “SSSHHHH!”

    Our best-of-year performances are over. A very trying but thankfully satisfying process.

  7. Enjoying enjoying

    It’s the final term of college, nothing but Creation, and… I’m enjoying it!

  8. Different types of funny

    The end of our penultimate term, with our performance full of clowns.

  9. Meagre ambitions

    Three things I haven’t even attempted at college recently, and doubts about what I’m doing all this for.

  10. Creating narrative as a team

    Clowning is going well, in contrast to the Creation of the first couple of weeks of term, when we returned to the Heart of Darkness.

  11. A mental “yes”

    We’ve started the term of clowns, beginning with trying to find our own individual clowns.

  12. Brits on a train

    The presentations at the end of the second term of the second year were fun, and we did some more work on our gory, grotesque commuter piece.

  13. Hanging on to the reins

    We spent a few weeks doing chorus work at the end of this term, but after all that I’m still clueless as to what makes a good chorus piece.

  14. Stuck in a stable space

    For Voice class this term we had to write a song. Here’s how the process went for me.

  15. Our quest to understand how things move

    We’ve had to memorise text for the first time… choosing a piece of a great speech and some words that open up big and small spaces.

  16. People instead of puppets

    The grotesque, over the top caricatures of posh people and celebrities, which didn’t do a lot for me.

  17. Without worrying about acting

    This week we’ve been behaving like children, starting Butoh classes, and I’ve been failing at handstands (still).

  18. Flood of chatter

    Our end of term pieces went OK, although the Creation process remains frustrating.

  19. Epic storytelling

    We’ve moved from Commedia to epic storytelling, although telling real-life epic stories makes me uneasy for some reason.

  20. Ambition(s)

    For our new Company Development class I had to write down my “dream life as a creative artist”. This is my attempt.

  21. It was fun even

    It’s been a bumpy start to the second year after all. After a very low point I finally gathered up my courage and things have been looking up.

  22. The Advanced Course begins

    We’re four days into the second (and final) year at LISPA and so far I’ve been…

  23. Back to school

    Returning to LISPA for the second year. Wariness turns to excitement, at last.

  24. Twenty Movements

    The mythical Twenty Movements, ending the first year at LISPA.

  25. Final performance

    An unenjoyable three weeks spent trying to come up with an interesting performance after observing “religious spaces”.