At last I have a chance to write a few lines about my visit to Stornoway back at the beginning of May.
I landed in brilliant sunshine and my hosts Lily and Drew took me to a beautiful deserted beach to enjoy a pack lunch and talk about all things drama – have I mentioned before how tough life is for the SCDA Drama Advisor?
Thursday evening was a chance for the cast to have an early read through the play that they plan to take to the one-Act festival next year. It was really great to have a glimpse of the beginning as we could have lots of fun discussion about all the different possibilities for the character interpretations. I was completely shocked when I realised that we had overrun by quite a bit but I think we were all have such a good time that it just ran away with us.
Friday was back to the young people – one of the lovely things about developing relationships with groups over a period of time is that I start to develop a sense of what I can try with the groups and they almost treat me like I am a part of the group. We worked on devising some short scenes loosely based on a Midsummer Night’s Dream. I love seeing their imaginations in action. It was especially rewarding to observe the great team working skills – the natural leaders drove things on but in a really nice way – lots of good co-operation resulting in some great work.
Here’s a few photos for you to get a sense of what they created.
See you down the road.