The Road Not Taken
What if there was someone waking up somewhere else in the world who was just like you?
Who would they be and what would they be doing?
What life would you be waking up to if you had taken a different path somewhere along the way?
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN was created during an intensive hothouse residency with over 26 Queen's students with a Belfast-based director from Scotland, an Australian lens-based artist from London, a Northern Irish Designer recently returned from living in the States, an Irish Filmmaker and an English choreographer based in Castlerock.
Over the Christmas holidays, the company - many of whom had never met before - were given the title of the piece and asked to bring in a made or found photograph in response.
13 days of games, dance classes, photographic tasks, filming, voicework, brainstorming, devising, developing, skipping and jumping later, the show had been created.
The final show was a visual poem about duality and serendipity; about choice, chance and happenstance. The company included students from 1st year to MA level to recent graduates and involved students studying Drama, Film and Imaging, Ethnomusicology, Creative Writing, Music and English.
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN played to capacity audiences and material from it went on to form the basis of an MA project and an exhibition in Australia.
THE PROJECT ARTISTS
Anthony Luvera - Lens Based Artist
Pat Murphy - Associate Artistic Consultant
Anna Newell - Director
Stevie Prickett - Choreographer
Niall Rea - Set, Costume and Lighting Design
Emma Copland, Amanda Crossthwaite,
Cassie Cushman, Gayle Dennison,
Kelly Erin Doherty,
Marie Claire Kearney,
Julia Atkinson, Quin Golding, Kathy McCracken, Conan McIvor, Drew Mikhael, Alanna Riddell
WRITING - Lisa Keogh
STAGE MANAGEMENT - Dave M Hayes
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Richard Lavery
PRODUCTION MANAGER - Mary Tumelty
DFC PRODUCTION MANAGER - Ross McDade
DESIGN ASSISTANTS - Una Hickey, Damian McDonald
POSTER IMAGE & REHEARSAL/SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY - Neil Harrison
GRAPHIC DESIGN - Andrew Norton
ARTISTIC ARCHIVE: CARTOONIST - Patrick Sanders
FILM TECHNICAL SUPPORT - Declan Keeney
CETL ADMINISTRATOR - Juliana Licinic
CETL EXHIBITION DESIGN - Neil Watters
THEATRE DOCUMENTATION - Conan McIvor