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A week in my shoes #5

Ever wondered what a week looks like here at The Acting Lab? Earlier this year, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce asked me to tell their members exactly that, as part of their “In Your Shoes” series…


Friday 12th March 2021: Preparation, performance, poetry!

Friday means lesson planning and preparation as I’m teaching the Beginners/Level I class tomorrow morning.

This class has two more weeks of term, so this stage is all about consolidation – finding the impulse and playing objectives for the scenes that we will share next week. As ever it’s a great, fun group. Some people have already signed up for level II for next term and I hope more follow suite. Group work is such a deeply bonding experience, even online.

Fridays are also my creative writing day and today I attended the StAnza Poetry Festival (all online this year of course instead of in the beautiful venues of St Andrews).

One of my favourite poets, Caroline Bird, did a brilliant piece on the faces she makes when writing! I know Caroline from being my mentor at the Moniack Mhor writing retreat and she is an amazing person, poet and performer.


Well, that wraps up a typical week here at The Acting Lab! Hopefully it's given you some idea what happens - not just in the spotlight, but backstage too.

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