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All That May Become A (Hu)man

I’ve made a teru teru bōzu – a handmade Japanese doll that keeps the rain away. All I had was a tissue and the ball from a broken coat rail, but I could use some sunshine, and we make do with what we’ve got. Teru-teru-bozu, teru bozu Do make tomorrow a sunny day Like the […]

Carol Isn’t A ‘Queer Film’ But It Is The Queer Film I’ve Been Waiting for

Carol. Ca-rol. The name fills your mouth before your tongue flies up to your hard palate, trapping it. Like a secret. Ca-rol. Anyone who’s spoken to/crossed paths with/been in a building adjacent to me in recent weeks has been powerless to escape mention of the current love of my life. Adapted by Phyllis Nagy from […]

Home is where…

I wrote this on my phone on February 26th, tucked into an armchair in the lee of the stairwell at BAC, just before seeing Rove. It was a totally ordinary night (aside from the fact that I was actually early enough to sit and write something), and I had no particular reason to be pondering […]

Failure

Last November, the ESA’s Rosetta mission landed Philae, a craft the size of a domestic washing machine, on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, over 500 million miles from Earth. That’s twice as far away as our average distance from Mars – a planet it’s taken us more than a few stabs to successfully land exploratory vehicles on […]

Tell Them Stories

Everyone loves a good story. Last week, I saw two old friends for a drink and a catch up, and met two new people along with them. Less than 10 minutes in, we were swapping stories of nightmare flatmates we’d all had. Then we moved on to backstage horrors and production anecdotes. Story isn’t dead, […]

The Library

As we draw very close indeed to D&D, I’m always reminded of the wonderful conversations that come out of it each year. Last year in particular, I got chatting to Catherine Love and Ira Brand at the pub afterwards (the natural birthplace of ideas) about our desire to make the academia of performance feel less […]