Pit Lab – The Barbican

Gary MerryDirecting, saltpeter, Tonseisha - The Man Who Abandoned The World

Tonseisha at the Pit Lab – Barbican There is a pretty well kept secret in London, and it is The Pit Lab at the Barbican. I was lucky enough, together with the saltpeter creative team to spend 5 days there last week progressing our ongoing project Tonseisha – The Man Who Abandoned The World. The Pit Theatre Laboratory Barbican/Guildhall Creative Learning … Read More

Tonseisha at RFO

Gary MerryDirecting, saltpeter, Tonseisha - The Man Who Abandoned The World

I am currently rehearsing another excerpt from Tonseisha – The Man Who Abandoned The World, this time for Rough For Opera at The Cockpit London on October 15th (there are apparently still tickets available). Tonseisha is a long term project I am undertaking with saltpeter. Tonseisha, the play, is by american playwright Erik Patterson, and composer Kim Ashton and I … Read More

Electric Typewriter

Gary MerryDirecting, saltpeter, Tonseisha - The Man Who Abandoned The World

In the rehearsal room all week putting together an extract from Tonseisha – The Man Who Abandoned The World for a staging at the Dinefwr Literature Festival at the end of this month as part of ‘The Brautigan Book Club Trilogy’. I‘ve blogged elsewhere about Erik Patterson’s sensational play, and how with the aid of composer Kim Ashton I am … Read More

Tonseisha – The Man Who Abandoned The World

Gary MerryDirecting, saltpeter, Tonseisha - The Man Who Abandoned The World

I am currently working on a spring 2013 staging of the play Tonseisha, by American play write Erik Patterson for saltpeter. The play tells the story of one Japanese woman’s search for love and her obsession with American beat poet Richard Braughtigan. Tonseisha is a script that saltpeter has aspired to produce for some time, and from the outset I … Read More