Masked Up for the Gods!
I just wanted to post a little something about my last show Vervain Theatres The Bacchae.
The production was in full mask which made it very tough going rehearsal wise but incredibly rewarding as an actor.
I played the Chorus leader which meant I had several speeches all over 2 pages long, again another challenge.
What I loved about it the process was it thoroughly flexed all my creative muscles, learning new skills and remembering old. In a way it made me fall back in love with theatre in the traditional sense. My passion still lies in new writing, helping to create pieces which make statements about the world today. However, working on something so ancient as Euripides you see the foundation of theatre today in the making. Comedy and Tragedy interlocked to hit a powerful message home without putting of the watcher.
Clever stuff and not just for the academic fuddie duddies.
Also some great pics from Ben Broomfield Photography as well.