What was the Process for creating the show

 

So, what happened during the process of creating Waiting Game? How long did it take to plan, and what were the key milestones?

 

At Kazzum creating a show takes time, we like our ideas to develop and grow over time. This is affected by the creative team expanding, finding the right location and defining the story and the experiences we want to share.

 

Here is a summary of the key moments that all led up to the show you just took part in!

 

January – February 2013

 

The Director begins to refine the story of the show and approaches members of the creative team to become involved.

 

- Sofie Layton joins as Designer

- Jon Van Beek joins as Associate Designer

- Nicola Miles-Wildin joins as Associate Director

 

Kazzum begin to apply to a variety of funders to raise money for the show

 

Also during January 2013, the hunt for a location to present Waiting Game begins! (This becomes a running theme!)

 

March 2013

 

The Director brings together 6 performers and the creative team to explore narrative, characters and different ways to immerse the audience for a week of Research and Development. Click HERE for to see the week in more detail

 

We worked with young people from Refugee Youth Project to explore their understanding of waiting through films. You can see their finished films HERE.

 

The hunt for a location continued!

 

April – May 2013

 

Carrisa Lynch joins the team as Dramaturge

 

The Design team begin to explore ideas

 

Brighter Futures London begin to research the effects of waiting on young refugees

 

The Hunt for a location still continues!

 

June – July 2013

 

Brighter Futures London create their Cost of Waiting Report which has great impact on the show

 

The Hunt for a location still continues!

 

August – September 2013

 

Sophie Poslethwaite joins as Production Manager

 

Jon McLeod joins as Sound Artist

(This makes production meetings interesting as we have 2 Jon’s and 2 Sophie’s!)

 

Finally a location is found! (and it had been under our noses the whole time!) Oxford House!

 

October – November 2013

 

Kazzum work with young migrants from the Red Cross to explore themes connected to the show and to create the ‘If I Were a Building…’ exhibition in the gallery space at Oxford House

 

Several Production meetings take place via Google HangOut due to creative and production team working at different locations around the world

 

Casting for actors takes place, as well as interviews for Stage Managers

 

A week of rehearsals takes place with the main cast and creative team at Oxford House

 

December 2013

 

Designs are finalised, Sound is confirmed, Production is in full swing and Kazzum’s office begins to look like a warehouse

 

Design volunteers, Production volunteers and Support cast are all confirmed

 

Licenses and permission are granted from the council to allow us to perform in the park

 

January 2014

 

The whole team have two weeks to rehearse and transform Oxford House!

 

The exhibition of work by young people from the Red Cross is installed

 

And Finally the missing piece of the show finally arrives… Our Audiences!

 

NEXT –   What happened during Rehearsals?

 
 

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