NOW! Theatre Shorts

It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been challenging for live theatre companies. The crisis presents an existencial threat to many parts of the industry. It is with great sadness that we have witnessed the closure of companies and venues and the desparate state in which too many people who work in the industry have been placed.

As an amateur organization, our members are fortunately not dependent on theatre for their income, for which we count ourselves very fortunate. Nevertheless, 2020 has been challenging. We have been obliged to cancel shows and adapt ourselves to this new environment. We love live theatre; there is nothing like the experience of performing in front of a live audience. But, as that it no longer possible, and it is not clear when it will be safe to do so again, we have turned our attention to screen acting and to developing technique for allowing actors to work remotely.

At the beginning of the year, we would not have believed that it was possible to play scenes without the actors in the room. Now, we are using Meisner technique to film scenes between an actor in London and another in rural Romania! It just shows what can be achieved when needs must.

Pairs of our students have been working together with a director, rehearsing and filming their scenes using readily available video conferencing software, their mobiles and cheap lights and green paper that can be bought online at very low cost.

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Watch the Scenes

Frankenstein by Nick Dear — Scene 18

Victor Frankenstein climbs Mont Blanc to confront the creature that he created and abandoned.