"The mundane illuminated". We grab a minute with Melissa Dunne, artistic director of Papercut Theatre
Gavin Mecaniques | Wednesday 28 November, 2012 10:50
I want people who see my work to see something mundane and everyday illuminated in a way they hadn’t thought possible.
I was drawn to theatre because it is a very enabling art form. Also because it is very truthful, there’s no special effects to hide behind – especially in fringe theatre.
The best thing about my job is watching a germ of an idea grow and watching talented artists collaborating to make it happen.
The work that inspires me is anything by Katie Mitchell. Also Lars Von Trier though I wouldn’t want to have a cup of tea with him.
The best advice I ever got was that you’re never entitled to anything. That was said by Declan Donellan which made me very humble.
The best advice I can give is if you have a good idea trust it.
The thing I love most about theatre in London is how people are more willing to help emerging artists than you’d think. People are sometimes limited by lack of funding or ambition but I can’t really blame them for that.
What I really want to do next is make my short film.
Gavin grabs a minute with artist Roger Kite at his new exhibition in Bethnal Green.
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