So its been a bit of time since LEAP. I have gone on a visit to Yorkshire, done a few trial shifts at a pub, saw a man playing harmonica and singing whilst he powered all their equipment by pedalling, I sold my acoustic bass (that last one was quite sad, but Im very very poor) and finally gotten round to cleaning our house after the entire contents of Leaping Out were deposited in our dining room. There is still a rabbits head and a suitcase full of clocks in our office. By the way I will be putting up some pictures from Leaping Out as soon as they are available so that you can enjoy some lovely art from your living room, office or wherever it is you keep your computer.
I have also carried on trying to find more work because as I said before, I am very, very poor. As well as that I started to elaborate and re-write the waiting man moonologue that I wrote for LEAP. I’m hoping to turn it into a 20 minute performance. Which brings me to a question for the people that read my blog. If I were to put up sections of the text I’m writing, would you kind folk offer me feedback and advice on it? It’s the first time I’ve tried to write something like this so I would appreciate all the help I can get. So what do you think?
This does put a hold on my How to be a Boy idea but I feel that I have more of an idea of what I’m doing with this, so I’m going to see how it goes and use it as a warm up. Hopefully a brilliant one.
In other news, the Paper People Theatre installation that was in Leaping Out, which we have entitled Rosemary, was very succesful, a lot of people seemed very taken with it, which is pleasing and shows promise for the actual show, which we are starting to work on soon. Our website is now up and running as well, it’s a bit bare at the minute, so feel free to take a look but it will be much more exciting very soon. The address is http://www.paperpeopletheatre.com
Now I’m off to make some food before I catch a train to Manchester to go to a networking event at Contact with Leo and Josh, the two guys behind LEAP. Also on friday, if any of you are free and at a loose end in Lancaster, head to the Robert Gillow for about 9, The Fables, a folk quartet will be singing some great songs. Here’s a video of them singing a song. Ignore how miserable they look, they are actually quite happy people.