Downstage Meet the Artists

April 11th, 2011 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

As well as reviewing “The Spy Who Wouldn’t Die Again” at Downstage, I also got moderate the Meet the Artists session on Tuesday.

I was a bit nervous about doing it. I’m pretty used to public speaking, but normally it is on areas I am a bit of an expert on. When it comes to plays, I am just an enthusiastic attendee.

I got to see the backstage to . It’s actually incredibly small. There’s so many props and costumes they use during the show, that it get pretty cluttered.

I thought the forum went quite well. It was actually quite fun being able to ask the cast whom their favourite roles were, and also talk about how they came up with the ideas for the various gadgets in the show. The final question was to Tim Spite, the director/writer (and actor) about how he judges the success of a show, apart from ticket sales. I liked his answer which basically was when all the different elements (the cast, the plot, the set) work together in harmony. It was a good answer, as that was what stood out about the show.

Most of what I now do, I never thought I would. At 18 I wanted to be a doctor. I never thought that one day I would be a pollster, a “political commentator” and also an “arts reviewer”. I was actually involved in the drama club at school – but mainly because we got to hang out with the girls from our sister school :-)

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5 Responses to “Downstage Meet the Artists”

  1. Dazzaman (1,140 comments) says:

    Milf

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  2. alwyn (425 comments) says:

    I know this is off topic but the two of them look like the Labour list being discussed in the adjacent postings.
    That is an example of the gay women in the dinner jacket and the gay men in the boots isn’t it?

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  3. Longknives (4,753 comments) says:

    Wahay! (Okay I’ll admit -I havn’t even read the actual blog….)

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  4. Longknives (4,753 comments) says:

    I’m sure it was good though…..

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  5. NX (504 comments) says:

    Most of what I now do, I never thought I would. At 18 I wanted to be a doctor. I never thought that one day I would be a pollster, a “political commentator” and also an “arts reviewer”.

    Trouble is you often don’t know what you like until you try it. Unfortunately many jobs require a lot of training, so swapping to a new occupation like pilot or lawyer etc requires a major commitment.

    I’m still in the position to change my occupation.. but to what. It’s easier to rule out occupations you don’t want (a parliamentary staffer for Kevin Rudd for example).

    I reckon by the time it comes for me to retire, the age will be 70, or 70+. What job will I still find satisfying in my late 60s?

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