CPT – CDD – FPE…
So, the weekend just gone, I performed at Camden People’s Theatre, as part of Calm Down Dear, which was my First Performance Ever. Mental, right? The weekend was full of work-in-progress pieces that were thoughtful and provocative. I enjoyed myself. It was a long weekend & it was great showing work in a relaxed setting.
It was well nerve racking though!
It was my first for lots of reasons. First time at CPT. First time performing at a festival. First time performing in London. First time performing Eat The Cake. First public performance. But I’m fucking glad I took the time to write the application, ask for the appropriate help and to just keep going. (And obvs I’m well thankful for CPT to program me on their festival, twice!)
It was also the first time my mum had seen me performing since…college? Or when I was 18? The performances she had regularly seen me in were plays & musicals. (I KNOW, RIGHT?) Although, there was The Laramie Project I did when I was 18, which was the beginning of my love for social, political and activist driven theatre. So, she sort of knew what was coming…ish.
The work I create is feminist and activist driven. Two words that probably don’t sit comfortably with either sets of parents. So, I was well excited when they were gunna come to Eat the Cake and to a feminist festival. (Audience Development-WUUUUUUUUT?)
Exciting news because I’m a part of BAC’s Freshly Scratched! This is ace ’cause it’ll give me an opportunity to further develop my show. Gots to take these chances when you can! So, I’ll be performing on Tuesday 20th October, it’s a Pay What You Can event – so I expect to see your cute faces there!
At The Marlborough Theatre, we have just launched our Autumn Season. I’m really excited about it, it’s got a good mix of exciting theatre and some of my faves are included in our little theatre!
Jamal Harewood will be performing this Autumn as part of SPILL Showcase in London and in Colchester’s Lakeside Theatre. The dates are here. This producing, tour booking, ACE applications etc is really new and quite scary but we have great help on our side and are taking each step one at a time.
What To Look Out For…
Calm Down Dear is still on and there’s some brilliant theatre being showcased. I’m especially excited for Break Yourself by Ira Brand, STUD by Eilidh MacAskill and Joan by Milk Presents. Even put them on my spreadsheet! (Saddo.)
Fellow graduate Owl Young is in the middle of touring his graduate show, Iron M.A.M. Have a glance at dateshere. I haven’t seen it since it was a wee 20 minutes at uni so shall be catching it at some point over his exciting tour.
Another fellow graduate Vijay Patel is doing an array of stuff at the moment! He’ll be at BAC as part of the Freshly Scratched nights, performing a new piece, PULL THE TRIGGER on October 23rd.
Daniel Hills, part of Cool Hunting, will be performing This Is Not An Egg at BAC as part of Freshly Scratched too! He’s on Thursday 22nd. Shame we weren’t on the same night!