“It’s so beautiful. I wish you could see.” The trailer of BAT EYES, now online!
It’s a monologue about the stuff that lies just off the edge of our tongues....– Sarah Gaul on The Last Post
The Circle of Life by Alice Cooper
The thing that most influences me as a writer is that I come to writing from a performing background. Writing has allowed me to make original performance. And so when I’m writing, for better or worse, I am writing with a very clear view of a performer (often myself) performing it on stage. This clear image of a performer in a space is the engine that drives the way I write. For example it guides...
La Conversación by Alexandra Macalister Bills
It can’t be that bad. You were ready. You said you were ready. You told me you were ready. Death and I haven’t had too many confrontations. I’ve been lucky, so far. When I was told the theme for the Fresh Ink National Studio was ‘Death and Passing’ I was afraid. How was I to do justice to a theme that I felt had only brushed past me? So many other writers, so many audience members...
Stick by Carolyn Burns
They told me I’d be getting sick, but actually I’m just getting awesome. Too often people talk about death as if it is something that only happens to other people: people who are old and infirm, or the victims of terrible accidents. That’s not the way I think of death. Death rides shotgun in that car that speeds past you on the freeway. Death waves at us from sunny windows. He taps us on...
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd.
John Bell on performing Hamlet →
John Bell, leading Shakespearean actor, director and founder of Bell Shakespeare, on performing Hamlet.