Last day at The Actors Space working on Bird and we adventurously added in some new sequences and played with the ending a bit. We then headed down to the space and started to set up.
A couple of hours later, after around 70 people took their seats and Marian gave a short introduction, Bird was shared. The piece has no dialogue but the character does vocalise at points. I found it interesting that, for some reason, I was vocalising with a hint of Spanish! The performance went down very well and the audience seemed really engaged throughout. There were some hiccups with technical difficulties to do with the live sound element but overall things ran very smoothly.
The next couple of days will be spent resting, reflecting, getting feedback from Simon then going home, where I’ll continue to develop the work. The next couple of posts will be related to the future development of the piece and some reflection on the full 2 week residency as well as the performance.
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