For the Love of Directors!
When we go to the theatre or view a film, it is an all encompassing experience. A moment shared. A moment to listen. We are enthralled into a realm arriving, some hours later, on the other side with a new understanding of the world, ourselves or those that surround us. The Arts move us to think, feel, take charge, experience yet ultimately, The Arts challenge us to listen.
Last night, a friend and I found a space amongst the crowd on the pavement of Washington Square Park and we experienced, 'Black Panther'. And amongst the crowd we fiercely listened to director, Ryan Coogler and his message for our world.
Wakanda will no longer watch from the shadows. We can not. We must not. We will work to be an example of how we, as brothers and sisters on this earth, should treat each other. Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.
Vision. Preparation. Action. Action. Action. Cut.
A Director’s Gift.
Theatre and Film Directors I'd love to work with one day or have been blessed to work with.
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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' (2007) was the first theatrical performance I had the pleasure to watch at Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, Australia. Catherine McClements was a tour de force as Martha. Her tenacity and sheer power was mesmerising marking it a night I'd never forget! Yet it was Andrews direction for every
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