Aug 17, 2012

Book your ticket and Play the Goat!

1. Please tell us about the work you will be showing in the 2012 E17 Art Trail?

2. Is this your first time in the Trail or are you an E17 Art Trail veteran?
This is the first time The Goats Theatre Company is participating in the E17 Arts Trail and this is our first venture with new writing.  We produced 'A Doll's House' by Ibsen at The Cockpit Theatre in April and are working on a school tour of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Fairy Story' which is a one hour show using the original text of Shakespeare with music and dance aimed at 5 to 11 year olds.  

3. What are the challenges of getting everything ready for your Art Trail event?
The preparations for the show are going well.  We have now chosen all the plays for the show and are in final selection for the poems.  The set is being built in my garden in Walthamstow under a gazebo to protect it from the rain. Rehearsals are starting soon with all actors now learning their lines and discussing the various parts with their respective directors.   

4. Do you remember the first artist that really influenced you? Does that artist’s influence still have an impact on your work?
As Artistic Director and founder of The Goats Theatre Company my influences are touring repertory theatre companies of old (such as Shakespeare or Moliere's own) where every member of the repertory company participates fully in the making of the show, is able to take on several roles, act against any other actor and perform with a minimum set and decor.   
5. What has E17 bestowed on you?
E17 has bestowed on me the possibility to live in an area with green land, marshes and forest where I can focus on making The Goats Theatre Company part of the community by bringing literary material to the public in varied forms.  Play The Goat is the first of a series of shows which I hope will give the occasion for writers from Waltham Forest and Beyond to showcase their talent.

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