March 14, 2005

MEDEA PIECE – my work

Everyone was very proactive and got involved with each element, and i made a concerted effort to try and keep updated with everyone's progressand checking to see who needed a hand with anything..

However, it would be fair to say that my main achievements and efforts in the group were:

The opening introduction featuring Ed Greig describing the play's themes in layman's terms (and with a male bias)
This made a good opening to the piece because:

-it set up an instant divide between men and women

-told those not familiar with the piece a bit about it

-immediately set up a bridge between the classical and modern as Edward talked about the Tragedy using modern terms and opinions "she was a bit of a psycho"

-it also created a nice dramatic opening because it was eerie and slow burning and allowed the audience to come to terms with the surroundings and have a clear start to the piece despite it not being a traditional performance. The nature of the clip was that it was fairly engaging and weird so it kept them interested and also on the backfoot and curious as to how the piece was going to unravel…..

The ten minute sound clip that brought in issues of feminism and equality
Though me and Ian originally thought this might be used in full from speakers throughout this soon became obviously unworkable. I was quite happy with the way it was used in the performance….coming from booths occupied my examples of female and male (zoe and myself)...was effective as it drew the audience towards these booths (it was our intention to get the audience moving and investigating things for themselves).
It meant that the audience only heard little bits which was our intention (to create a different experience for each spectator) and also made them think about issues outside of the specifics of Medea Vs Jason (using, as it did, clips of Margaret Thatcher, faminist authors, Germian Greer, abortion clinics, US senators etc)

These two pieces of work were conducted with Mr Ian Carter

and you can hear our masterful work thanks to the wonders of twenty-first century technology (ignore the part where it says 'Ian Carter's work!!!!! Top two are us too, bottom two are Ian and FleeceRhyyyyyyyyyyyyyssssssssssssssssss

The second half of my 'personal journey' was working closely alongside BingBongTheRothelite (jamesrothwell to you) in opposition (and amicable collective working) with Zoe, Sophie and SarahDeeks.
We created a contemporary performance piece that was an argument between men and women exposing the preconceptions andf typical complaints from both sexes. They went from humourous and silly to more serious truths that caused universal rifts between the sexes.
Me and Rothelite's list has been split into sections to denote the seriousness of each point, and the progression we thought the argument should take

When we were done carefully considering the most effective points we worked with 'The Girls' to match up similar complaints and work out a coherent arguement structure using their list
I believe the arguements are good because they are familiar, universal complaints and also bring the themes of Medea into the contemporary arena…with our complaints (like The Girls levelling against Boys that we are insensitive) mirroring Medea's arguments against Jason in the text.


Run up to performance…..

In the build up to our performace i felt that the working dynamics in our group was the best it had been. Every member of the groups was ready to lend a hand or volunteer to complete a task whilst allowing each section to have the time to polish and hone their pieces….

We had a couple of quick walk through rehearsals but the nature of the piece meant that we couldnt really properly create the experience before the actual event.

Our technical support team(!) did an absolutely sterling job creating design effects that i felt were essentail to the success of the piece.
Though we had some solid, lengthy performance elements i think that the nature of an installation piece is smaller elements that can maintain interest for the audience. This is because, though we were creating a piece that did have a loose linear narrative there were moments that were not part of this so the spectator has to have elements to interest them. These included the curtains with male and female signs, the booths on the side of the stage that added a differetn dimension with light and the doorways and other things.

We came up with a definite structure for the piece and assigned a job to everyone but we were constantly changing the structure in order to maximise interest and effectiveness for the audience.


March 11, 2005

Well Done Guys

Well done on the performance to the Jason group (Jason is more sympathetic!)
I was very proud, everyone excelled themselves!

March 09, 2005

Actington War Chest….bring on the transfer window!

TommyC anyone?


Afternoon Rotheliting & Schedule Talk

Follow-up to CHANGE OF SCHEDULE from 1 in a million, 2 is a crowd, 3 is company, 4's not allowed

Me Geth and Rotelite have been trying to contact every single Drama member to tell 'em of the schedule thing…just cos we're bored and plus cos we needed to.
Basically Sam changed the rehearsal times on his own and told everyone then sort of squared it with Hugh later and unfortunately for our group that wern't too good cos we werent consulted and I have a train booked that means I can't be here until 11 and Holly cannae do it either (she is ill, really ill)
So Sam has been a gent and helped us change it back to the original and even offered to pick me up from London tonight so I could make the rehearsal tomorrow. I s'pose we just all wanna put on the best show we can!!!

Anyway, our trip was rather exciting….we slide 'crude' notes under Elle's door, watched a film in bed with Zoe (briefly), talked about aubergines with Helen and found Pidge unavailable and shouting from her room – needless to say she sounded rather 'occupied'.

Here is our fun sheet that gave us so much joy:


CHANGE OF SCHEDULE

There's been a mix up
mix up
Kate Brennan will be informed

Original schedule to be adhered to please…..

Medea in at nine
Jason in at eleven

Jack, Geth, Roth, Sam etc…
x

sorry


March 08, 2005

New Vote

Writing about web page http://www.inbedwithjackanded.co.uk/vote.html

Please go here and VOTE if you are so inclined or inspired…..

Much love
x

"It started with one word.....'Rothelite?'"


March 03, 2005

MEDEA WOMEN VS MEN

Writing about Medea Supplement – Categorising Women's Faults from The Good, the Blog and the Ugly

For The Rothelite:

JOKEY

Explosions and guns....
etcetcetcetcetcetcetcetc

see Roth's blog for our work…our task was to try and create a division between the genders during the piece and, judging by the debates in our workshop (women on one side, men + hannah on t'other) our lists were effective….

woman's list (ours is better!)


March 02, 2005

JimmyDavis?


Rhysssssssssss?


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