Next in our series that is looking into the future of theatre in the North West of England Xposy.com catch up with Director Sarah Van-Parys. Sarah is a Drama graduate from Liverpool’s John Moores University who has now turned her attentions to Directing.
At what age did you become interested in theatre and what path did you take to get into directing.
What type of theatre excites you most and what would your dream project be.
What draws you to certain types of plays is it just the script or the concept/idea
What does the future hold, what projects do you have lined up and what is your greatest achievement so far.
If you could change one thing about theatre locally what would it be.
What would you say to new actors starting out right now.
What was the last play you went to see that you were not involved in.
Manchester has the International Festival and the Fringe…do you think Liverpool could ever bring something to the city.
Yes I hope so. There are smaller scale festivals in Liverpool but nothing that seems to be as big as the Greater Manchester Fringe. It may be that we don’t have as many available venues for the smaller scale shows as Manchester does. There are so many people in Liverpool though that would love something like the fringe in our city, and I feel as though the city is producing more shows than ever at the moment. Liverpool also is brilliant for supporting new talent, we have the Makin Arts at the Unity and the Young Everyman Playhouse strands (Actors, Directors, Producers, Communicators, Technicians), The Lantern Theatre who accomodate upcoming and new theatre company’s (and that’s just to name a few).