Border Control

Border Control

A s a part of A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company’s event, Border Control, Alex performed an excerpt from a new solo piece he is writing. Titled Flags, the monologue brings together several personal stories from the last 100 years to look at what nationality means and who gets to define our national identity.

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Sell Out Success

Sell Out Success

The sell-out run of Risk concluded last night to a great audience response. See the five star audience review blog about the “genius” production here.

RISK

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Back to the Rehearsal Room

Back to the Rehearsal Room

The students are back in Malibu and Alex is back in Glasgow now in rehearsals for the full production of RISK (see below) which will premiere at Arches Live! on 25th and 26th September.

Risk Event Page – tickets, times, details

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The Air Makes Us Ill

The Air Makes Us Ill

In recent days Alex has been working with Russian American writer and Pepperdine student George Kovalenko along with performers Julia Taudevin and Sita Pieraccini to create a short rapid response performance piece taken from statements made by defendants in the Pussy Riot trial. It was shown last night at Summerhall’s Festival Club on the Fringe.

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Fringe First

Fringe First

Why Do You Stand There In The Rain?, one of the plays Alex produced for Pepperdine University, has won a Scotsman Fringe First Award, internationally recognised for excellence in new writing. The play also made the final shortlists for the Holden Street Theatres Award, the Brighton Fringe Award, and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. More info can be found on the Instruction tab above.

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Development

Development

_YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF, you do, AND THAT’S WHAT REALLY HURTS_
Alex has been working for the last year or so on development for a major new proudExposure project based around the media’s effect on personal image.
RISK
Development will shortly begin on this Marcus Roche conceived interactive performance piece designed to make us consider the consequences of boardroom decisions made in times of war.
 

Alex recently completed public work in progress showings of both projects at The Arches Scratch Night.

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The Golden Chain

The Golden Chain

Alex just wrapped filming for his second short film of the year, The Golden Chain.

Golden Chain

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Five Minute Theatre

Five Minute Theatre

Loadsa Funny, the sketch created for Stone Soup Shakespeare’s Comedy Project in February (Entry 10 Feb) was performed again as a part of the National Theatre of Scotland‘s latest Five Minute Theatre event, based around the theme PROTEST. Video from the live broadcast below.

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To A God Unknown

To A God Unknown

Over the last couple years Alex has been writing an original stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s early novel, To A God Unknown.  He will take part in a rehearsed reading of the piece led by Alison Peebles and Marcus Roche as a part of Mayfesto. 
 

Tron Theatre, 10th May at 8pm.  

Tickets available HERE or by calling the Tron box office on 0141 552 4267

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Peter Arnott Podcast

Peter Arnott Podcast

Pepperdine University has just posted this podcast featuring Peter Arnott, Cathy Thomas-Grant, and John Kielty in conversation about Why Do You Stand There In the Rain?, part of the international cultural exchange project Alex is producing and teaching on this summer.  More information on the project can be found under the ‘Instruction’ tab above.
Pepperdine People Podcast Episode 53.  Also available on iTunes.
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