Thursday, 26 November 2015

Jessica Lucia Andrade: In the studio creating my piece

Today we focussed on the linear progression of my piece and incorporating the stories I have and putting them up in the air!

Towards the end of the day I showed what I had to Pravesh, who was extremely encouraging. Now I need to focus on the script so that I can easily work with the movement.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Amarjit Bassan: My own own personal Dramaturg

I had a telephone conversation with Louise Stephens, the Dramaturg Rifco assigned to me. As well as being really lovely she gave me some excellent suggestions. I had only worked on screenplays till now and so the general rule I had followed said that you should have a clear plot outline before you write. I had been quite fixed in that process.

Louise suggested putting my characters in different scenarios (past, present and future) and seeing what would happen. How would they react? What would make them tick? It was really quite liberating. It really helped as I began developing a back story. 

A week later and I have produced the first draft of my scratch piece. Let's see what Louise thinks...

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Amarjit Bassan: New ideas

I met with Pravesh today and we spoke about the outline for my story. He sensed (quite accurately) that it wasn't the strongest story I could write. As this shall eventually be my first play he wanted something from my heart, something that means something to me, something that only I could write. If I was honest with myself, perhaps I did look at all of my ideas and think "Hmm, I have all of these ideas but this one...Rifco would probably like this one". 

Despite me working hard on perfecting my pitch and story outline, there was a sense of relief. I marched off promising two new ideas. But I knew which one I wanted to start on.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Ajay Srivastav: Bollywood Rose - First Meeting 

Really excited to meet Holly and Pravesh. They both made us feel really comfortable and represented. I felt Rifco understood what we want to say with our piece and saw our desire to tell an entertainment with a message. Loved the vibe, it was really positive and had a real sense of – let’s do this!

Sumerah Srivastav: Bollywood Rose - First Meeting

I’m really excited to be a Rifco Associate and work with like-minded people in a safe and supportive environment. Our project is a big undertaking and after our first meeting I feel certain that we have found the right home to develop it further.