Josh, 21 - Studying Lighting Design at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
This is my blog. It's an edited record of what I think, What I do, What I wish I could do and shit I find interesting.
Let’s celebrate the Idiots, Strangers and Heroes that we used to be. Let’s share this video. Better yet, let’s share the link http://www.WhoWereWe.com in the internet and the real world.
Here are some creative ways we can start:
This could mean: Email it to someone you haven’t seen in too long. Write it on a free map or timetable. Text it to a contact on your phone you don’t remember creating. Write it in food Paint it on your face/bottom/the side of your house
Remember when you got through a breakup on an diet of ice-cream and cheese? Remember when you wanted to be an astronaut and part time celebrity chef? Remember when someone else chose all your clothes and the fastener of choice was velcro? Remember that person you used to be?
I am asking 5 year olds to 95 year olds across the world for tales in which their past selves play the lead. Using handcrafted music and decadent visuals, I’ll then bring these stories to life onstage in a celebration of the idiots, strangers and heroes that we used to be.
Think of a Story, Picture or Song which captures a person you used to be, and share it with me anonymously athttp://www.WhoWereWe.com Or leave a message at +44 2032862377
For inspiration head to http://www.WhoWereWeMuseum.com to see a selection of funny/heartbreaking submissions we’ve already received. Each week 3 stories are also transformed into hand drawn illustrations by Clotilde De Verteuil (see these at the link above).
'Then' (The show I'm creating) Premieres in London at Vault Festival 2014
'Then' is being developed with the support of the National Theatre Young Studio, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Writer and Performer - Yve Blake Dramaturg - Georgia Symons Musical Director - Alex Groves Music Supervisor - Philip Jameson Designer - Naomi Kuyck-Cohen Lighting Designer - Joshua Gadsby Producing Assistant - Jacob Sparrow Produced by Emily Thommes and Robert Bradish.