A wonderful post on creativity and inspiration! Thanks ‘thoughtsontheatre’ for sharing these wonderful artists.
On Creativity and Finding Inspiration:
(The following excerpts come from this article from The Guardian. I’ve chosen a few of my favorites below.)
Guy Garvey, musician
• Spending time in your own head is important. When I was a boy, I had to go to church every Sunday; the priest had an incomprehensible Irish accent, so I’d tune out for the whole hour, just spending time in my own thoughts. I still do that now; I’m often scribbling down fragments that later act like trigger-points for lyrics.
• Just start scribbling. The first draft is never your last draft. Nothing you write is by accident.
Polly Stenham, playwright
• Doodle. I’m very fidgety, and I seem to work best when my hands are occupied with something other than what I’m thinking about. During rehearsals, I find myself drawing little pictures or symbols that are somehow connected to the play. With Tusk Tusk, it was…
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