ANOTHER SOUND r&d by polina kalinina

I always felt sorry for the baroness. She is jilted for a teenage nun. But when I looked into it and read Captain Von Trapp’s memoir, I discovered he was not at all like he is in the film. His family were musical before Maria came along. The play then sort of became more about looking at what really happened and what the characters sidelined in it were really like.
— Annie Caulfield

With the generous help of MGC Futures I am absolutely psyched to start some work on Annie Caulfield's 'Another Sound'. It's really early days but I'm hoping to bring this pretty remarkable story to life on the stage. It has enjoyed life as a successful radio play - 'The Von Trapps And Me' - but Annie and I were always keen to see it in the theatre. MGC Futures is making it possible for me to develop the script further and try it out on it's feet with four actors, two dancers and a choreographer, Renaud Wiser

Wish us luck and watch this space! 


Next Stage 2016 @ Dublin Theatre Festival by polina kalinina

Beyond psyched to be taking part in this year's Next Stage programme. 

Theatre Forum and Dublin Theatre Festival run this incredible artist development scheme. Can't wait to watch a tonne of theatre, meet exciting theatre makers and just OD on all things creative. 

Here is a list of this year's participants:

Spire of Dublin 

Spire of Dublin 

Flashes by Isley Lynn @ SOHO Upstairs by polina kalinina

Currently working on a new show, written by Isley Lynn.

The brief was to commission a show for 19 actors where they all had equal billing but that didn't feel too much like a 'showcase'. Tough. Having wanted to work with Isley for a while I was glad that she accepted the challenge with me. It's difficult to describe 'Flashes' because it's a mercurial, fizzy sort of beast. It is a multi-narrative maze of stories. You see flashes of people's lives in the moment they make an impulsive decision, or speak their mind, or notice someone for the first time. 

It's all of that. With some dancing. And a flashmob in the bar!