Category Archives: Independent Theatre

Diary of a Play #11: The End

And so, as Spd D8n’s cast took a bow to well-deserved applause from a great final night audience, my colon could at last unclench with relief. The show’s run was finally over. For earlier diary entries, go to the Spd … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #10: Hooray, Hooray, itsa Halfway Through the Play

And so it began … For earlier diary entries, go to the Spd D8n page. Thursday night – opening night. I sat in and watched the first performance, an understudy tackling my short but enthusiastic cameo. This was the first … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #9: Putting It Out, Putting It In, Putting It On

Did I mention busy? For earlier diary entries, go to the Spd D8n page. After the languorous postings about the writing process, the rehearsal period has flashed by far faster than I blog. So fast, that tomorrow is Opening Night. … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #8: It’s kicking off, Pru!

The rehearsal schedule has emerged, and suddenly it’s all on. Realisation that the show goes up in a month’s time – holy crap! For earlier diary entries, go to the Spd D8n page. Props are being collated, desks constructed, in … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #7: Ditching the Pre-Contraceptions

The read-through – that moment when all the voices in the playwright’s head are suddenly made real. Well, the voices regarding the play anyway. For earlier diary entries, go to the Spd D8n page. The writing process is largely solitary. … Continue reading

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24 Hours to Ulcers – Part 3: Post Hoc

Sleep had, wine stains faded, it’s time to address the wash up … Besides some sound effect editing, a quick pop in to tech rehearsal, and an equally quick evasion from debate about lighting options, my part was done at … Continue reading

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24 Hours to Ulcers – Part 2: In Media Res

So, off we go. The names are drawn from the hat, and I’m in yellow team. We have a theme: “I can never unsee that” – courtesy of Blak Yak emeritus Jarrod Buttery. 8pm to 9pm: Designated meet time with … Continue reading

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