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Chipping at the hard stuff

I wrote a (pretty personal) piece for the Bristol Old Vic blog about my Leverhulme Scholarship experience so far, and how transformative it’s been for me over the last year. Here’s a link for reads it. I gave ’em the option of using a pic of m’self or a pic I took on a dawn… Read more »

Thought Residency #1: Impossible Thought

We had a conversation with MAYK a little while back, which went something like this: Team MAYK: “Some colleagues in Canada do this thing called Thought Residencies. We talked to them about us trying it out in the UK. Do you want to do a Thought Residency? No pressure.” Team Sleepdogs: “Er, ok. Why not?… Read more »

Wrong kind of Asian, wrong kind of work

When I was kid, I dreamed of being a film star (obviously). And in those fantasies, I pictured my adult film star self as having white skin. This didn’t at the time strike me as weird or odd in any way. It was a fantasy. She wasn’t actually me. She had her own name and… Read more »

A humble request to theatre critics

(Author’s note: I am, occasionally, a theatre critic.)   Please do not use the phrase ‘self-indulgent.’ It will almost always be factually incorrect. You’re perfectly entitled to use the word ‘indulgent’, as long as you go on to clarify what is being indulged. But ‘self’-indulgent? Unless you’re very well acquainted with the creators: how the… Read more »

Drama: problems

Over the next few months I’m about to start working as a dramaturg and writer alongside some great artists, as well as giving a few talks and workshops about sound design for performance. When describing my methods I sometimes use phrases that are shortcuts to wider thinking, to ideas I’ve developed or adopted over the years about… Read more »

Dark Land Light House: Influences

We’re right on the brink of starting Dark Land Light House rehearsals now, and as everything’s starting to focus in on the detailed stuff, I thought it might be good to remind myself about the more intangible textures, aesthetics and ideas – the excitement and fascination – that have kept me and Tim hardwired to… Read more »

Doctor Version

Edit, 2018: so you might have arrived here because I’ve posted up a new mix of the DW theme. Good. Thanks. This post was all about my original take, back in 2015. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for geeky details on the most recent mix. Yes. This year, I finally made my… Read more »