Friday, 5 February 2010


Hello, I am writing to tell you about the latest draft of Life Just Is. After the illuminating read through with actors at the ICA Alex was put in the challenging position of writing with the audience in mind, and he has thrown himself into the fray with considerable success. The development of a script often requires endless tweaking. No doubt once we have cast a selection of up-and-coming stars of tomorrow in the various roles, and rehearsals have begun in earnest, there will be more changes relating to character and dialogue. At present the structure is there and the premise is straightforward, but now comes the most important task of bringing the characters and their interaction a greater feeling of the conflict of life. With the freedom and fun of being young while at the same time faced with the prospect of an unknown future and all the complications the real world brings. Early 20s is an intriguing and unsettling time of life, and Alex is striving to explore how friendship will see you through the confusion. There is still work to be done, but I feel the new draft is a benchmark for the development of the story of Life Just Is. The script will only improve. Being bold and venturing beyond the comfort zone to tell a story an audience will truly relate to has to be the final objective.
- Tom

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