For the last two years, Raoul Martinez (aided and abetted by Joshua van Praag) has been developing a major project on the subject of freedom, power and control, called "Creating Freedom". He has just completed the first of a series of documentaries, in which he interviews a wide range of serious thinkers (including Chomsky, the late Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva, Amy Goodman, and Ha-Joon Chang) on these topics. The project also includes some amazing portraits by Raoul of his interviewees. If you are interested in freedom; the freedom of thought, speech, movement...etc... please keep an eye out for this wonderful film, "Creating Freedom".
I find I live in a lunch-box
And all I smell is plastic air
I breathe my breath; in, out, over & over
‘Till I’m near ready to pass out- fall over
But I don’t
I still stand
Standing slouched still
In this lunch-box
I sweat & breathe
Pawing the curved plastic wall
With my foot looking for a grip
To lift me up, out & stand straight
But there’s no grip, I slip,
Bang my head, then, still
Stand, slouch, with what will I can
Can’t scratch that itch
Growing, knowing, that the growing is
Going nowhere, growing into nothing
So, sweat & breathe in this
Lunch-box, like a growing old sandwich
So, I had the "Soupface" read-through last Friday, 3rd February at RADA and it went very well indeed with some great feedback. Now I have a better idea of what needs to be fixed thanks to the wonderful talents of my classmates.
On Saturday 4th February, I went to see Wicked at the Apollo Victoria and Our New Girl at the Bush Theatre. Talk about a fantastic day at the theatre! The two shows were brilliant! I was very pleased with myself indeed.
I have now seen both the plays that are on at the moment at RADA, performed by my classmates. The two shows are wonderful. You should go see them! They are: "The Maids" on in the GBS and "Saturday Night" a Stephen Sondheim Musical on in the Vanbrugh. Buy your tickets here
I have now begun writing a werewolf feature film. I am 10 pages in and am stuck. Let's wait a while and see what happens...
You put me in the field of the long blue grass
And you stayed on the perimeter
I could barely see you
Only shards of you could I see
Through the tall stalks of the field
Breaking the picture of you into lines
Here and there
Like the sun through a fence
Flickering as it's passed fast
In a car staring out
Longing for more
Don't set just yet!
I want to feel the touch
Of your bent crooked soft hands!
Of your feather soft white hair!
Of your fragile soft frame holding- me!
But it was blue in the moonlight.
And I curled over
Became a static blue statue
I want to stay with you!
Like the moon at night
Lighting the way
Just too far to lasso
To pull closer to you
Pastel blue love.
But I saw the lavender!
Lovely lavender seeped from your side
Like a wound
I picked the lavender
Like corn from it's stalk
And it glowed
And lit my way-
Still lights my way
Carry it by my breast-
My lavender Cross-
Till it becomes me too
And I shine like you
Out of the blue
Afraid we would not see your colours
You stayed blue to us
On the perimeter
But looking with eyes of lavender
Wrapping me up in your lavender gaze
With your imaginary lavender kisses
How I wish I could dance & smile
And stay a while in your lovely
My name is Maureen O' Connell but everyone calls me "Mo". I'm an Irish actress. I write and make films also. I am the author of all poetry and creative writing on this blog and the copyright of which is owned by me- unless otherwise stated. I've just graduated with a BA from the 3 year Acting Course at RADA, London. Have a gander round the website at your leisure! Cheers, Mo