It’s been pretty busy round here lately. After “A Tender Thing” closed I had a few weeks respite to catch my breath, work on the thesis revisions, do a couple of short films before heading to the States.
In LA I did the two week intensive workshops on Knight-Thompson Speech and Accent training. That was a total blast. Intense, challenging, deeply satisfying in oh so many ways.
Not only was the training better than first class, the whole group was such a fantastic mixture of teachers, performers and even the odd linguist that there was much richness of shared experience and fellowship.
After that, I shot up to Seattle to visit the family and catch up with colleagues, with more exchanges of professional knowledge and experience – and ideas.
Back in Brisbane, I went straight into rehearsals with Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, for a production of Friedrich Schiller’s extraordinary play “Mary Stuart”.
All in all, a pretty exciting year – and it ain’t over yet!