I think that this is in my ‘About me section’, but this seemed as good a starting point as any to introduce myself. My name’s Selina, and I’m a student at the University of Sheffield, and I’ll be finishing my English and Theatre degree in July. It’s been a lovely 4 years, and the Steel City is an absolute joy.
Anyway, a few months ago, I went to see one of my lecturers, my personal tutor, about a Masters I wanted to apply for, and I expressed my concern about the fact that despite having done lots of drama things at University – directing and acting, and co ordinating festivals, and taking things up to Edinburgh – I didn’t feel that I had yet creatively created the kind of work I want to create. So her very simple reply was to get up, get out there and do some stuff!
Being a student, it took me… a month? Two? To act on this good advice. But I finally put together a proposal and got myself down to Bank Street Arts, and after having a chat with John, the creative director there, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to embark on a residency. Hugely exciting. Absolutely terrifying.
I’ve decided to blog every step of the process, because for me, the residency is how I’m going to figure out how I work and what I make, when essentially I can do what I want.
That’s so scary!
So the purpose of this blog is to have a clear record of that learning process, to enable people to give me feedback and to help me think through things.
So yes. This is the blog. HURRAY.
Lots of people got in touch following the show to request a reading list of the various…