Breath Catching

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.

Knight-Thompson Speak with Skill workshop
Knight-Thompson Speak with Skill workshop

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”.

IMG_0144I am now engaged in a creative development project with a Clown Troupe, developing a new show that will go into full production early in 2014.

All in all, a pretty exciting year – and it ain’t over yet!