Presence Theatre started life in 2005 when a group of directors and actors met to read a wide range of plays. The Reading Group reconvened on Friday 9th January 2015 to look at plays by Per Olov Enquist, Jon Fosse and N.F. Simpson. Here actor Danny Horn writes of his experience of the day.
It’s easy to grow despondent as an actor. So much of the time we have to audition for soulless commercials, persevere with abysmal scripts, try desperately to mould ourselves into what the higher powers ‘want’ and, of course, coping with that steady stream of rejection, purely so we can afford to survive. Presence Theatre’s Reading Group offers an opportunity to read interesting, funny and insightful writings with a smattering of like minded artists and serves as a reminder that this career does in fact have the propensity to be enriching, inspiring and exciting. Afternoons like this keep you sane.