Who could have predicted the group of PACE I ended up with today – after a month of audtions – would be so special.
From 80 came 29 and from Monday – we are “a cast”.
I want to extend my thanks to all who took part in the NTC REmOTE audtion workshops for 2015.
This has been by far the toughest casting process of any NTC Connections show we have done so far- and not to take anything away from the other amazing shows (both of which will take a lot of beating on stage ) – I have to say I enjoyed the way through the casting wood of this much more this year- becuase the passion for this NTC theatre experience is so tangible now in PACE.
The smell and taste of success hangs like primal acting ID in the air.
I honestly felt like I had just left a company of fine young actors today , when I wished the final group, “luck” , in their last round of readings.
The readings were not really the deciding factor , their presence in the moments along the way – was.
All 29 randomly talented leaves who made it to today – even our poorly one (the one who dragged herself in from her sick bed , to be there right till the end) – were glorious – an eclectic mix of rich russet , reds and creative oranges – all falling round each other naturally , like old friends
The room today was suddenly a journey “at a temporary end” , but with the promise of a new voyage on the horizon. Nostalgic , sentimental – kind.
The image of hands united as one , says it all…I don’t think a photograph could ever have been better taken.
Branches and branches of talent, leaves gone , but new buds appearing everywhere.
From discussion , to poetry , to JULLIARD , to Post- Its , the Tate Modern and Sigmund Freud; we came , we shared and we remotely conquered …
Whether you were branch 1 , branch 2 , branch 3 or finally branch 4 and 5 – you should feel so proud of your part in this process.
From tiny acorns …mighty oaks , will always , grow.
Without the effort of the many , the few who are necessary , will never emerge.
I now see “my Tree in the REmOTE casting wood ” – and am happily ready to tweet …loudly.
One last thing for “the ones” who climbed up the highest : Don’t forget how far you came , if I lose you on Monday …
Don’t forget what I said when I wished I could take the whole room to be the play
Don’t let your ” tree spirit ” die ; let it grow again in other projects this year – may your ID drive you – your Ego make it happen for you and you’ll be super in all you are now more OPEN to do.
I think you have not been this open in a while – I think you kind of get it now , I think PACE actually means something better and I think your circle has just started moving outwards again , thanks to ” Skandi-Noir and …something as natural , as a TREE.
” In the Wild ”