19 Feb 2011

Recording radio ad, critical feedback for Sitting up for Michael and Incident at Vichy rehearsals to restart

This week I recorded a radio commercial for the ad agency Navigator Blue, in the Picture House Studios. It was a hugely enjoyable experience, with a highly professional setup in the Studio. I had to record several short lines in a variety of rural Ulster accents, which portrayed the scope of the client's market.

The ad will run on several stations in the mid Ulster region, and, if I can, I will put a copy on the website when it is completed.

Also this week, I met up with Emily DeDakis, the dramaturg for Accidental Theatre to discuss Sitting Up for Michael, the play I wrote. It was a hugely productive meeting, as she had reams of notes, both of positivity, and of things I could improve on. We discussed the possibility of having a rehearsed reading for the play, so that would be exciting. I am also waiting for feedback from Tinderbox, so when I get that, I shall return to the writing.

Finally, tomorrow we are starting rehearsals back for Incident at Vichy, which of course is being revived on 13th and 14th March in the Belfast Synagogue. It'll be great to get back into the play, and I can't wait to start back with the cast.

10 Feb 2011

New radio advertising campaign confirmed

This morning I confirmed work that I am doing with the advertising agency Navigator Blue, to provide voice work for an upcoming radio campaign for a weekly farming publication.

The ads are currently scheduled for rural radio stations, and will run for at least ten weeks. They involve me performing a variety of voices, representative of the wide range of readers the publication caters for.

Recording is on Tuesday morning, under the creative director, Conor Kelly, who sought me out through Marie Louise Muir's Arts Extra Blog, after I had commented on one of her posts.

This will give me a lot more exposure, and will no doubt lead to bigger projects in the coming weeks and months.

2 Feb 2011

Revival of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy in the Belfast Synagogue

Fringe Benefits are reviving Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy at the Belfast Hebrew Congregation, Wolfson Centre on Sunday March 13th.

Following on from the sell out run of the Irish premiere in November 2010, popular demand, and a specific request from Jewish community in Belfast has meant the show has been revived as part of the Jewish Community festival.

This is great news for the company, and it will be great to get the show on again for all those who were unfortunately turned away at the door due to the high demand for tickets during our last run. The same high demand is expected again, and added to the fact that the tickets will be free, if you intend to go, ensure you get there early to avoid disappointment.

The Belfast Hebrew Congregation is in Wolfson Centre, 49 Somerton Road, BT15.

1 Feb 2011

My latest show reel now added to this site

I have now uploaded my show reel to this site, and I will be adding it to my Spotlight page as well.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sMMJwBxKu4]

It features clips from Number 35, directed by Cliodhna O'Halloran, The Conversation, directed by Sinead McDonald, and Rent a Life, directed by Declan Murray.

I will continue to update new versions of my show reel, to include Ben Mudge's Hope, and shall be adding a voice reel, within the coming days.

You can see the video on my Vimeo page.