guest post: performance artist paula varjack on the joys of the Edinburgh Fringe

What can artists expect from the Edinburgh Festival? A beautiful city that triples in population for 3 weeks with artists from all over the world. An exciting marathon of culture. An overwhelming assault on the senses and endless demands for attention from hundreds of others. A brilliant time. An exhausting time. A crushing time. An […]

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charlene james and natalie ibu q&a with RADA

  The creative team behind bricks and pieces – award-winning writer Charlene James and tiata fahodzi Artistic Director Natalie Ibu – both joined RADA for #bricksqanda, a twitter question and answer session about about the new show.   RADA: Hi Charlene and Natalie. To start with, tell us what can audiences expect from bricks and pieces?charlene james: Geeks, grief, heroines and Lego.natalie ibu: bricks and pieces is a delicate, funny, […]

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guest post: actor david jonsson on his role in bricks and pieces

Rehearsals for bricks and pieces have been brilliant. It’s been a process of constant digging and leaving no stone unturned. We work 6-day weeks, and things are constantly changing. From the feel or journey of a scene, to Charlene giving us new drafts, re-writes and tweeks; we’re certainly all being kept on our toes! Our […]

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bricks and pieces

“Are black people often playing petty criminals? Are women always playing the love interest or talking about men? Are gay people always stereotyped? Are disabled people hardly ever seen?… …I don’t think of myself as just a ‘black actor’. I’m an actor, not a number” – Idris Elba, The House of Commons, January 2016. Working in collaboration […]

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