We first spent some time listening to the final interviews that had been recorded prior to the R&D week. We then looked over the ‘Emma and Emma’ text between Suze and Ella, first looking at staging it in a kitchen setting, then exploring the idea of using a large box to act as a kitchen counter and an extra performer to manipulate the objects around them. We also had a read through the ‘9-5’ text, exploring different ways of delivering it and the varying interpretations which came with them.
After lunch, I read the lyrics I’d written for the ‘Sexy Brexit Song’ to the group and Will then improvised something on the guitar whilst I sang the song and found the tune that worked with the lyrics and music. We then set up the microphone and started to choreograph an entrance for the song, as well as some movement for Ella and Ellie who were setting the microphone up and acting as feline-style backing dancers/singers.
Before Suze and Ellie left, we looked over the ‘Charity Swimmer’ scene we’d made the following weekend. Adding in Will who was playing the concertina, and Ella and Ellie as backing dancers/synchronised swimmers, I stepped out to watch and direct the scene.
Ella and I finished by reading over the “I voted leave the day I was born” text, and trying to figure out a way of condensing down the text and making it more concise. Will, who was going over a few pieces of music/sound we’d played with earlier on, also joined the conversation and we all picked out a few elements of the text we liked the most to look at the next day.
Monday - Leila