Time to go. And I'm glad of it.
We've spent the past few months exploring ideas, testing practices and cutting out shapes in our arts and crafts sessions - and here we are. Ready to start forming the story which we want to tell. Themes and ideas are all well and good but eventually you need to start forming a cohesive piece - maybe not for the audience but at the very least for yourself. And that's where we're at.
We've loved our study of film and romance, it's yielded some great stuff and it's time to genuinely start creating our own. Currently, we've created a 30 minute or so piece of theatre filled with dialogues and animation following various themes and thoughts. As a company we 'get it'. But it's not theatre yet. If we performed it now, all we'd receive is a lot of curious grunts and confused faces. It's our work, and now we need to take our ideas and make them accessible, challenging and entertaining (So far, all we've got down is the challenging bit - and that's far from formed).
Tomorrow, Me, Leo and Jon C are locking ourselves away in the Sticky-Tape office and getting all of this down.
One of the toughest points when creating any new piece of theatre has to be asked where we are now. 'Do we give it a narrative?'. In the past, we've generally focused on theatre which focuses around a loose coalition of scenes - tied together by a faint background story but a strong theme. So, for the first time, we're going to give it a go. And I don't know how it's going to turn out. We're hoping that our 3 months of research will pay off in not letting a horribly weak plot-line come through.
This has been the second of two relatively short posts here, but I'm hoping the next one will have a lot to say.