This week I have spent time with our mini cousin, Rüzgâr (wind, in Turkish) whooshing around London and singing endless Moana songs - all. week. long.
The resemblance of Rüzgâr to the main character in The Fall (the film version) is astounding. Her energy reminds me of the same that Keira (the 8 year old actress in our play version) brings. Wise beyond her years, she holds the seeds of strength within her and makes an astounding impact, larger than she can as yet comprehend. She brings hope. Hope to us all for the future and hope to anyone that needs an injection of it. Just as little Alexandria does in The Fall.
Her voice cracks. Is Alexandria (played by Keira Jozana) talking about the mask veiled over his face? Is she talking about his struggle in voicing his mental strife? Is she imploring his honesty? There is so much in this line. Keira delivers it so beautifully when we did our recordings last week. A very rough recording below, so you know what I mean.
We're officially on the WestWay Trust's website!! Born from protest and community drive, the work Westway do supports creativity, diversity and renovation and we're joining their theatre repertoire by performing at the Bay 56 Theatre just off Portobello Road. You can see the event up here and more about the history of this brilliant Trust here
Following a four year campaign, it was decided that the mile strip of land under the motorway which lay within the boroughs boundaries would be used to compensate the community for the damage and destruction caused by the road. North Kensington Amenity Trust – now the Westway Trust, was set up in partnership with the local authority, holding the land in trust to ensure local people would be actively involved in determining its use.