September’s meeting focused on all things dramatic. The curtain rose with Melli Bond, creative director of our fantastic local playhouse the Park Theatre, Ally, a film writer, producer and director in LA, and Hazel the dog.
Melli and Ally gave us their thoughts on women’s role in the theatre and all that the Park is trying to do to encourage a bit more of the balance in the theatrical world! Ally surprised us all with the statistic that only 3% of this year’s US TV pilots were written by women, so there seems to be some way to go!
Then we all cracked out our thespian side with a drama workshop which mainly cemented our inability to act and, at times, even count to twenty!. It was a great night with lots of new faces and fun was had by all (especially Hazel)!