For the past two weeks we have had several lectures and workshops in digital theatre with Douglas O’Connell. His lectures have been really interesting where we have been discussing issues like how we define time and space in theatre the definition of performance. We have also been discussing questions like: What is the difference between cinema and theatre spaces? What does video bring to theatre and how do we find the right balance with the written language? Should video eve
Visit to the National Theatre
Today I attended an open day at the National Theatre’s costume department. I went with my friend who is a Costume Interpretation student at WCA. We were guided through all the facilities of the costume department, including the costume making studios, dye room and storages and got the opportunity to chat to the people working there about their work. This really gave a good insight into the process of costume making in a big theatre like the National Theatre.
Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Yesterday, I went with three other students from the class to the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. It was a very nice evening.
Today we had a theatre design masterclass with Kerry Bradley where she spoke about basic techniques and ways to design for theatre. We also did some practical excercises. The masterclass was very helpful and iluminating. The only thing is that it really should have been held in the first week of the course. In that way it could have saved a lot of confusion in the class, especially because people have really different backgrounds and different experience of theatre design. I
Here are some photos that I have come across during my research on Peer Gynt and found inspiring for my individual project.
Practical skills for theatre designers
In these first five weeks of our course we have had some workshops and inductions on different practical skills. We had one session on production drafting with Eddie Andres, model making and Vectorworks sessions with Mauricio Elorriaga and Sophie Charalambous, Wordpress induction with Mariana Fantich, one day induction on theatre health and safety, one day AV store induction, library induction and two day metal- and wood workshop inductions. I know that it is certainly import
Playing with scale and space
I have been developing my ideas for my individual project and sketched up some ideas of different rooms or spaces in the performance. But I am still struggling with finding the right space. At first I was thought it would be good if I used some vacated building or an old hospital building. The fact that I don’t have an actual space to go to and explore is really holding me back at the moment. I have been looking into ways to activate my audience. Do I want my audience to be p