Thrilling New Writing
So I have been lucky enough to have a sneak peak at the rehearsal process as well as watch the press night performance and was totally blown away by this production. If you are after a gritty show which challenges you emotionally and deals with trauma in a safe space let me leave the ticket page here.
Borrowing words from the Space website, I thought I would share more details:
“You’re always talking about how you just need that one story. That one break. So let me do this. Let me give this to you”
Inspired by a true story, DREAM SCHOOL is a thriller about a group of students who accidentally find themselves in a cult.
When a student’s father, Bobby, moves into the student halls, his charisma, care and knowledge are enticing. But as he drives the students towards self-improvement, boundaries become blurred and their safety is uncertain. A decade later, ex-student Betty assumes it’s safe to tell their story. But are they just one memory away from reliving it all?
DREAM SCHOOL is an exploration of the relationship between storytelling and trauma, asking the question, ‘when is a story ready to tell and how do we tell it?’. This project forms part of A Call for Safe Practice, a long-term ambition to provide accredited guidance and training on how to make trauma-informed art safely, made possible thanks to the University of Greenwich, Arts Council England and all those who have donated and supported us.
Been a little quiet as both my partner and I have been unwell. When I started to feel better I was eager to pick up my camera. I had a jewellery shoot booked in for today and was immediately inspired to have some fun when I originally saw the pieces. I wanted to think outside the box and do something a different. The curves inspired me to have a play with light and shadows. Can not wait to share the images from today with you soon.
It has been awhile since I picked up my camera and headed into town with no real agenda. On Thursday morning I travelled to the Truman Brewery as I had a ticket to The London Coffee Festival. I have been going regularly for a few years now and Thursday's visit did not disappoint. Take a look at some of the images I took below. Still a few tickets available for Sunday which can be found here. It is currently forecast rain so I personally can't think of a better way to spend your Sunday.
Excuse the radio silence, I took a mini digital detox over Easter and it felt good. In fact I have been focusing on an edit and unsure what to write. I turned to a photography book I picked up in lockdown which has great chapters to inspire and challenge you. It is called The Photographer's Playbook and I have linked it here for you if you are interested.
I opened the book at a random page about perspective. What do you see that others see? This question made me think about these beautiful flower my friend bought me. My partner could just see 'dead' tulips and asked me when I was going to discard the flowers but something about the texture and colour still brought me joy. I picked up my camera to try and share what I saw. Take a look below and let me know what you think.
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography