I re-branded my former PhD blog to chart my journey in having two plays produced. And taking a bit of a leap into the unknown and committing to my writing. Firstly, behold! New blog name!
"David Mercatali has been at Sherman Theatre for a few months now and will soon be making his directorial debut with the theatre. It’s not however his Sherman debut. While at University in Cardiff Mercatali found himself directing Death of a Salesman in the Sherman Studio for Cardiff University’s Act One drama society. From what was from … Continue reading DAVID MERCATALI TALKS TO EMILY GARSIDE (Sherman Theatre)
It's International Women's Day. And while there are always various political debates about it I do think it's as good a day as any to celebrate the women who inspire us. I try to vary my lists or posts year on year, so this year I'm going with Women who have shaped my life in … Continue reading Five women who shaped me #IWD
Lee Pace attracted some controversy this week for his interview with W magazine. It seemed not everyone was happy about the way he chooses to describe his sexuality. Or the fact he's taken on a 'gay role' without positioning himself as 'gay role model' Over on the research blog I had some things to say … Continue reading Lee Pace and Labels
“More Life” is the rallying cry of Prior Walter at the close of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. If a revival is the essence of “more life” for a play, then as the National Theatrein London prepares to “fly” these Angels back to Broadway for the first time in twenty-five years, it seems a fitting point to reflect … Continue reading More Life for Angels in America (Howlround)
Despite having “America” in its title, Tony Kushner’s Angels in America owes a fair amount of its early development—and its high early profile—to Britain’s National Theatre. And as its first Broadway revival readies its opening in March, almost exactly 25 years since its original Main Stem run, it seems oddly fitting that this new production also comes from … Continue reading National Themes: How Britain’s Subsidized Theatre Helped ‘Angels’ Fly
The fourth ‘Breaking out of the Box’ symposium- a series of events to discuss the issue of diversity in Welsh Arts, took place at Theatre Clwyd on 16th February.