Wow, again it's been a long time, I apologise, I really should post here more.
Since October a lot has changed.
I now live in a lovely flat in Aldgate with two lovely flatmates. It is a converted denim factory and has big windows and wooden floors and exposed brickwork and i love it a kind of embarrassing amount. It's in the heart of the East End, which is one of the artiest, hippest, youngest, most vibrant parts of London. It's completely full of hipsters, devout Muslims and Indian people. I live opposite the East London Mosque and hear the call to prayer 5 times a day. The whole place is wonderful.
I finished the internship that i was doing with Clod Ensemble, which was interesting. I was occasionally fascinated and moved by their work and the work they curated for their Anatomy season, and i was occasionally bored almost to tears by day after day or excel spreadsheets. The life of an intern is not their own.
Since October i have been working on a director's traineeship programme with a theatre company called StoneCrabs, based in Deptford, south London. Similarly to the internship, it has been occasionally captivating and at times mind numbingly frustrating. For the most part, and particularly in the past 2 months, i have loved almost every minute of it. I'm directing a play i have wanted to work on for almost 5 years, and the excitement of being back in the driving seat of a production has kicked in with full force.
In case you're curious about the play or the festival of plays we are putting on in 3 weeks time, here's a link to the theatre website: http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/731/Theatre/Play-Things-
If you're feeling generous and would like to donate something towards our fundraising goal then here's a link to that: http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/stonecrabstc
I think over the next few weeks I'll try and get back into my regular pattern of rehearsal diary blogs. I'll tell you about the play and how it's progressing. I honestly do feel bad for neglecting this blog, and I'll try and get back on track.
If you're interested in something i update much more regularly, I have a tumblr where i mainly post photographs that catch my eye. It is a very different blog to this one, since i hardly ever write anything, but if you feel like looking at some pretty pictures, or want to psychoanalyse me based on my choice of visual stimulus, please go to http://kiss-me-badly.tumblr.com/
That's all for now. I'm spending the rest of my day re-reading my play for the hundredth time before i have my first read through with my actor on Wednesday.
I'll be in touch.