In audition preparation today we looked at questions that they may choose to ask us at a drama school interview. Lynn firstly asked us all what things we have done/do outside of college that relate to the course. My answer was that I am a regular member of the theatre royal youth theatre and have been for as long as I can remember. I have been in several shows with them such as playing ‘Tanya’ in ‘Punk Rock’ by Simon Stevens, Improvised comedy to an audience at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, and ‘W’ in Lungs by Duncan McMillan. I have also previously helped with the younger group at youth theatre on Saturday if they have a show coming up and need extra help. I am also a part of Spinning wheel youth theatre which is a local company all done by the young people. We do the marketing, design, directing, acting and went to Sheringham for a week with a children’s show called tangled tales which we wrote ourselves. Along side this piece of family theatre we created, we also ran a series of children’s workshops where we did acting and singing which we lead. Also in Sheringham I ran the talent show which was for the Sheringham carnival and was in the sherrinngham festival parade to advertise the show. I have fliered for Spinning Wheel and have done for the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds also. I’m also currently Nominated for a British film institute award for my a level media music video and I love photography as I love being creative. I was also In ‘Our House’ which was a musical done at college but not for the course. I love singing and am in Choir on Tuesdays and now have singing lessons. I have been involved in the celebration of student drama and the Shakespeare for schools festival countless times.
The other question Lynn asked and we came up for answers for was the last things I saw at the theatre and some pieces I enjoyed and some I was disappointed by. My answer was:
I went to see Cassinova which was done by Spinning Wheel Theatre which is a local company. This was a professional performance with three actors and as im a part of the companies youth theatre I wanted to go. The three actors had great characterisation and I really enjoyed how they told the story. Something that disappointed me was a show called ‘Quirk house’ which had local actors that came to conservatoire east which is the colleges theatre and did individual extend monologue style performances. I didn’t find there characters or the scripting engaging and thought a lot of the time they stumbled over their words. I had really high expectations going into it so this was a slight let down. One of my favourite pieces I have seen is ‘People places and things’ which is a play that one of my monologue is from. Denise Gough won a best actress Olivier and as I love Duncan mc Milan this was something I was eager to go and see. I thought the actors were so naturalistic and it felt real and believable which was incredible and engaging to watch. It was at the Wyndham Theatre and the whole atmosphere was brilliant and well suited to the play that I love a lot.Curious incident of the dog in the night time was another play that I loved and something I had wanted to go and see for a long time. The physicality and movement was done beautifully and they really brought the words to life. I loved the character relationships and the way it was performed with expression and meaning helped for myself and the rest of the audience to fall in love with it.