DOCUMENTATION OF LIVE ENCOUNTERS


Starting as a theatre company with a desire for creating the first gig after the end of the world

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Starting in challenging circumstances, CrushRoom finds their feet and takes on a provoking new project. An experimental fusion of literary adaptation and gig theatre you say?
Bring it on.

SELECTING THE TEXT

From all the books in the world, how did we come to choose ‘The MaddAddam Trilogy’ by Margaret Atwood? What is it about her world we wanted to take to the stage?

SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

Meetings and meetings and meetings and meetings… ZOOM must have gotten sick of us. This blog details our dramaturgical process and the first few script drafts.


Generating material based on a vision of creating an experimental gig-theatre experience


MUSIC DEVELOPMENT

Guitars, mics and a big old bass drum. Beginning with engrossing compositional techniques (heard of graphic scoring?) to the live sound fury we ended with - how did this journey evolve?

SCENOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT

Pretty punk. The virtual platform became a room all of its own to begin with, yet transferring to the physical space at Camden People’s Theatre is what made ‘After the Flood’ come to life.

FIRST ITERATION

First run through with an audience! Albeit an online one. The constructive feedback from teachers and peers influenced our creative journey tenfold.



Gathering the concept and creating 'After the Flood'

ESTABLISHING AN ONLINE PRESENCE

As well as the artistic fun, establishing an online presence was a crucial step in solidifying CrushRoom as a viable business in the United Kingdom.

MOVING TO THE PHYSICAL SPACE

Rehearsal time! The day finally came, CrushRoom is in the space! Adapting our work to a live platform meant getting down at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

THE LIVE ENCOUNTER

Our final shows and the final blog entry! Here, read about how we utilised theory and practice to create a thought-provoking and stirring work with huge potential in the theatre market.

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