Exploring the Macbeth themes of power, social status, jealousy and the supernatural, CAN Young Artists (#CYA) have been devising up a whole range of ideas and moves for the World Stages Festival which will take place on the 19th March at HOME that we are in partnership with.
We have had heated discussions and improvised our way through naturalistic and stylised scenarios, movements, scores, and characterisations.
We are working differently this year. Wordsmith and writer Martin Visceral who has been working with the group in its early stages, since October, has taken away and transformed the best of all the ideas into a new working script.
Following their first draft read through last week the group are really excited to now be working with a script in hand- this is a different approach to our usual method of a long devising process followed by the shaping of the script with the young people- generally during the later stages.
On its feet, the piece is looking promising, the rehearsal room is buzzing with excitement, the ideas are flying and everyone is focused on the transformation from page to stage.
The programme led by the Project Manager Magdalen Bartlett, Lead Artists Kate Bradnam and supported by Poet and Writer Martin Visceral, Mahboobeh Rajabi Digital and Media Artist and Rosie Stuart who is the young people programme producer from HOME MCR.
Watch this space.
P.S Photos by Mahboobeh Rajabi