Introducing Natasha Stott – Director – AfterWords

Natasha is the director of AfterWords – she joined us after answering an open call.

She was asked to write something about why she wanted to get involved with us and our production of AfterWords and her experience so far.

Organised Chaos by name, Organised Chaos by nature! From the moment I saw the call out for directors by such an aptly named company I knew I had to apply.

Afterwords has a contrasts of journies, contradictions of characters with each scene a heartbeat of the Afterlife. My process began with the building around the stages of grief and the diffence between what we want and what we get.

I met Ellie (designer) at the interviews, straight away we began talking about the possibilities of the script with an instantaneous realisation that we shared a very similar vision of the endless and exciting themes and juxtapositions this script lent it self to.

The auditions were lengthy, but worth it. Actors embraced roles and voiced insights, discovered connections helped, even in this early stage, with the developement of the piece.

The Rehearsal process was a journey of continued discovery for all involved and more recently started to take shape once we began to run it. With actors of book, scenes down, production team creating projections, SFX, making props etc.

With less than a week to go, I think I can speak for everyone when I say we are united and simultaneously excited.

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