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So What Does A Director Actually Do?...

So What Does A Director Actually Do?...

During our last production of Spine I was asked a few times what the role of the Director is.  The answer is that it can vary from company to company, but in The Green Room Productions it goes something like this:

As the Director, when I read a great play it captures my imagination.  Usually the story visually unfolds in my head and if I can see it working well on our stage I will decide to produce it. 

The next step is to cast the play.  The Green Room Productions has a pool of very talented actors so I will try to cast from them.  If this isn't possible then I will hold auditions to find other actors to suit the roles.

Community Libraries and their value to our town ...

Community Libraries and their value to our town ...

Researching for our next production Spine by Clara Brennan made us wonder what exactly a community library is, and what value do they bring. We set up an interview with the lovely Kate Daly from Old Town Community Library in Eastbourne (only a stones throw from our theatre) and were quite humbled at the answer. We are going to split this blog into two, as every word is worth a read.

How does a community library vary from a council library?

A community library is either a registered charity or a community interest company, or even a charitable incorporated organisation. We don’t get any funding so we had to become self- funding.  In 2002, we were one of the first community libraries in the whole country. So we've been doing it a long time.