Pieces of my shattered confidence

It was a night of struggle that will never be forgotten. Ladies and gentlemen, I can now loudly declare that I had my first true taste of dying here at Rhodes. I died so horribly at Champs last Thursday. Before we get into speculation about supernatural blog posting, let me just hint to the few … Continue reading Pieces of my shattered confidence

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Improv comedy you should know

I play epic music when on deadline for assignments. Trust me: it helps. There's something unmistakably intense about The Last Samurai soundtrack blaring in your ears as your fingers dance across the keyboard, an assignment coming together right before your eyes. This week started off deceptively slow and ended in a bit of a blur. … Continue reading Improv comedy you should know

Seven hands of nervousness

A quick glance at the watch shows the time to be three minutes past seven. In the dark recess behind a growing audience at the Union Bar, seven hands extend and pile up in a hybrid knot. Hands belonging to an anxious collective of performers, each donning identical blue t-shirts. “On three,” he says.  Sure … Continue reading Seven hands of nervousness

Caution: Genius passing through

Last night I sat, an inspired tear quivering in my eye, and realized with a shock just how much potential we have in all of us. Pretty bold way to start a post here. Well, that's the aftermath of seeing one of South Africa's most lauded theatre makers for the first time ever. Pieter-Dirk Uys … Continue reading Caution: Genius passing through

A song for the moment

Every now and then I get REALLY into the singing thing. As I write this, I'm half-screaming along to a Seal song. And I SO believe I'm nailing it. I don't have the guts to ask for the opinion of the blokes in my corridor. That's not to say that I sound horrible, though. Hey, … Continue reading A song for the moment