December 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Day 15: Flying Home

This journey has been a gift, it's been a long time since the focus of my world has been on my work, rather than all that is encompassed in an academic career....I realize through these weeks that I have come home to what matters—you might say my musical, and the space that is the arts-based research studio called me into presence. Now wide-awake, I hope that I may carry this feeling of creativity and joy back to Vancouver... my thanks to everyone who journeyed with me during my stay in…

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Added by Lynn Fels on December 4, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Day 14: Putting the Musical Up on Its Feet

How amazing! We put the musical (a truncated version) up on its feet! My characters embodied by my energetic and wonderful volunteers spoke, fought, loved, and brought to life some of the hours and hours of script I had created during my time in the Studio. There were lines spoken by characters that had me wincing, others that simply sang—bringing a script to life requires breath and body. The best scene (at least in terms of playwright's folly) was in the medical clinic in which a child's…

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Added by Lynn Fels on December 4, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Day 13: A Consultant Arrives to Play

Wow! What fun! Nikki who will be one of two artists-in-residence in the winter semester, arrived at the studio, ready to sail into improvisation. I was curious about one of my characters, Tom, en route from his medical practice in the city to a clinic he volunteers in overseas, so I put him on a plane, with a seatmate. Nikki created a consultant, divorced, with two kids, who I suspect will be a character in the final version of the musical. The gift of collaboration is the unexpected that is…

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Added by Lynn Fels on December 4, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

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