On Thursday we took to Twitter to ask Robert Shaw Cameron some burning questions about our next show, ‘I and the Village’ by Silva Semerciyan. Read the results below!
@theatre503: What was your first experience of theatre?
@rshawcameron: My early memories are the Edinburgh Fringe and @HullTruck productions of Bouncers and other Godber plays
@theatre503: Describe your style of directing in three words…
@rshawcameron: Invention, truth, visceral
@theatre503: What was the first piece of theatre that you directed and how did it go?
@rshawcameron: The Second Shepherds Play from the York Medieval Mystery Cycle!!! Ambitious start! It was pretty….medieval
@theatre503: What do you look for in a piece of new writing?
@rshawcameron: I’m interested in plays that challenge dramatic form much like @IATVat503 & provoke audiences to rethink their view
@theatre503: What can audiences expect from I and the Village?
@rshawcameron: Firstly fantastic writing by @SilvaSemerciyan and I hope theatrical invention with a twist to the plot which shocks
@theatre503: What has been unique about this creative process?
@rshawcameron: I’ve felt so connected to this piece for so long having met @SilvaSemerciyan 5 years ago and so feel a great deal of responsibility to her and the play. I’m proud of what we are trying to achieve in @nkcomposition sound design too
@theatre503: What makes @IATVat503 unique in it’s exploration of gun crime in America?
@rshawcameron: Like all good plays @SilvaSemerciyan gives space for audiences to make their own judgement and presents all sides
@theatre503: Why do you feel that the issue of young people and violence is pertinent in today’s theatrical climate?
@rshawcameron: We are proud to be giving a performance to Young People in care of @KidsCompanyUK & their issues are reflected in the play. Having a strong young female protagonist at the centre I think is rare and important too
@theatre503: How would you describe the term ‘outsider’?
@rshawcameron: Well, we all are at sometime or another! So in that sense ‘normal’
@theatre503: Finally… #WhoIsAimee?
@rshawcameron: Well she’s…. come along and find out!!