Blog 2: Victoria Beesley (Imaginate at the National Theatre of Scotland)

16 October 2017


Writer’s attachment complete.

I had a lovely time.

Lots of writing. Words words words.

And lots of lists.

Things I liked:

The bare lightbulbs in the room I was writing in. No matter where I sat, there was always a lightbulb hanging above my head – it constantly looked like I was having bright ideas!

                Drinking tea.

                Wearing a lanyard at NTS.

Spending a day working with actor Anita Vettesse.

Discovering things about what I’d written so far – gaps in logic, characters falling short, missed opportunities.

Imagining cats.

Trying to write more visually.

Tip top useful feedback from folk at Imaginate and NTS.

Yalla tnam Rima – the Arabic lullaby a Syrian boy taught me. You can listen to it here.

Feeling like I’d made a fairly decent start.

Having a clearer idea of what I need to do next.

Which leads me onto another list.

Things I need to do next:

                Learn more about Syrian culture.

                Drink more tea.

Play with puppets and other objects.

Find more excuses to work with Anita Vettesse.

Watch cat videos.

Draft two. (Many changes to be made.)

Find more excuses to wear a lanyard.

Say thank you to the folk at Imaginate and NTS.

                Have more bright ideas.

I’m excited. I’m enthusiastic. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.