Friday, 30 March 2012

The Theatre Critic

I've now officially started blogging about the Production Management workshop of the Theatre Festival for national Colombian newspaper El Espectador. It's in Spanish, obviously, so if that puts you off don't follow this link to the articles. And yes, I did use a picture of a gorilla from Belfast Zoo as my profile picture. It's a long story...

One thing I have learnt is that Wordpress's online text editor is a total pain in the ass to use, compared to Blogger, especially if you want to use those funny letters with lines over the top of them in foreign.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Child Labour

Saturday is cleaning day in the house, and usually about an hour after breakfast I'm asking myself "where does all this frigging dust come from?" When I worked at the Sherman theatre, I regularly swept and mopped the main stage, which was something in the region of 150 square metres. Our flat's floor area is 142 square metres, according to the council tax bill, and despite considerable portions of it being hidden underneath large pieces of furniture, it still takes me hours to get round with the brush and mop. Bring back main stage, that's the thought in my head as I inch my way round the nooks and crannies of our "penthouse".

Friday, 23 March 2012

I has won wrighting competition

I has won a wrighting competition!

Uncle Tio Fernando told me about a competition to win one of five places at the Theatre School side of the Bogota Theatre Festival which starts tomorrow. The requirements were to write them a review on one page of A4 of the last theatre show you'd seen, and send them a CV. The prize entailed going to the particular workshop, and then writing a blog about it for El Espectador, one of Colombia's only two national newspapers.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Walking with Dinosaurs on Water and in Paradise

Moody skies over Villa de Leyva's main square
It’s been a while, but let’s jump straight back in and leave the catching up for later. We’re back in rainy, cold, choked-up Bogota after a long weekend (yet another Colombian bank holiday) in Tunja with the in-laws. We’ve been in Colombia since October, but despite an undying affection for the gorgeous little village where we got married, Villa de Leyva (one of Colombia’s finest colonial gems), we still hadn’t managed to make it back there. We corrected this at the weekend with not one, but two trips in the space of 24 hours.