When the email from Arts Council England announcing the results of my Developing Your Creative Practice funding application first appeared on my phone, I felt sick. On the edge of tears. A visceral, Instant emotional reaction as weeks of anxiety exploded.Continue reading “Arts Council DYCP Rejection”
The table on which I work, where I write, where I learn lines, where I memorise scenarios for roleplays, where I have breakfast, where I read, where I just sit and watch the birds, is ancient and falling apart. It hasn’t always been that way.Continue reading “Marie Cooper’s Writing Space”
Thankfully, after being offstage and off-camera, for anything but masked roleplay work, for the last few months, I am on the mend. It has been financially agonising to miss out on so much work from September to November.Continue reading “Norfolk Actor Marie Cooper-Offstage and Off-camera”
How does a Playwright Edit the Script?
A playwright does the editing, writing, rewriting, a little more research, editing and rewriting again. You check your typos. Make sure your program hasn’t changed your dialogue into stage directions – I don’t even know how or why that happens. Then suddenly there seems to be a million and one other things to add, remove, look up. In fact, the edit is likely to never end unless you decide that what’s done is done, put it down and run far, far away. Or maybe that’s just me?Continue reading “Editing the Script”
I zoomed into a Creative Mornings session yesterday evening, on Found Poetry with Troels Heiredal. I have written Found Poetry before and it is almost always a lot of fun. I really should play with it more often.Continue reading “Found Poetry”