|The Company, staging Dorm with Lynda (right)|
Lynda’s philosophy was that the best way to work with something is on its feet; and that we did. In our short amount of time, Pepperdine Scotland’s actors and designers came together to work on various scenes not only from Futureproof, but also from her as-yet-unproduced play, Dorm, as well as The Art of Swimming, and I’ve Got Girl. Whirling from one extract to the next, we were all able to explore and work with space and what that means to our characters and to our audiences. Each piece so was different from the next, that as actors and designers it kept us on our toes for transforming one piece to the next. Lynda has a beautiful and diverse writing style that I really enjoyed working with and opened my eyes to different styles of writing beyond basic dialogue, including use of stage directions and contrasting monologues.
|Tasia and Karolina take on the roles of Lillie and Millie|
Lynda talked about plays being “the communal act of sharing something” and that is definitely what we got to do in this master class.