As part of the Stage Hackers launch, we were inspired to cover what can be one of the most challenging aspects to creating a new piece of work: Getting Started with the Creative Process.
It can feel like a daunting notion to actually start creating something once you’ve made the decision to do so, but fear not!
We are here to help you take your work out of the conceptual and give it life with some advice on starting the creative process.
In This Episode, You’ll Learn About:
- Starting with the seed of an idea
- Balancing conceptual and physical research
- Getting your butt to the studio
- Starting small and giving your vision permission to shift
- Making the personal universal by identifying key metaphors and themes
- Establishing preliminary limitations for your piece to guide initial research
- The idea that the actor is never alone on stage
- Starting with simple elements that inspire you: space, objects, music, costuming, etc.
- Being open to possibilities you may not have expected
Links, Books, & Resources:
- Moleskin Plain Page Journal
- The Art of Getting Started (book)
- Pocket Voice Recorder
- 344 Questions (book)
- Neko Atsume (mobile game/app): iPhone or Android
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And... keep hacking the stage.