After leaving my house in Liverpool at 4pm yesterday afternoon, I’m finally here in Bucharest and I am so excited (if a little exhausted).
Thunder and lightening greet us as we make our way to the museum café; the place where in only 12 days, audiences will flock to buy tickets for the latest instalment of Inside. The 13 of us gather round an old wooden table in the backroom of the café, where 40’s blues plays from what sounds like an old record player. As the chatter of various languages and accents die down, we wait with anticipation for what Ana and Tamilla have to tell us about the forthcoming project. It’s going to be intense, that’s for sure, and nervous excitement exudes from us all as Ana and Tamilla chat animatedly about what is to come.
As I listen ideas flood my mind; stories of families and ancestors; timelines that span lifetimes, generations even. This is collaboration in its best sense and as I peer around the table at my fellow collaborators I feel a wave of energy and optimism; this show is going to be ace!
I’m excited and can’t wait to get started, touring the museum and hearing stories from staff, but for now I must go to bed. Sleep has been a stranger to me for the past 28 hours and I’m ready to shut my eyes and dream of what I will begin writing tomorrow.