One-day-a-week in-person performing arts workshops in Windsor over 40 weeks covering:
“I want to create my own story with songs, make-up and costumes. It has to be in the theatre, with lights and a microphone like the one Madonna wears.
I also want a pit orchestra, with a conductor.”
Ian worked towards developing and presenting an original theatrical performance in an intimate theatrette in Windsor on the eve of his 50th birthday, so there was plenty to celebrate, including having cake!
“The costumes are lovely to wear. I felt happy. And excited. The cake was beautiful. The audience.
I am a good performer.
The singing was good. Learning and remembering the words was hard. I sing louder. Better at the tune. Yes.
I learned more about acting. I improved. At acting. Being a character.”
Ian now has a portfolio of images, showreel, skills and experiences to take into the next stage of his artistic career, and will be pursuing ways to remount his show in a cabaret venue as part of a festival, to elevate his profile and reach new audiences.
Facilitating Artist/Mentor and Co-performer – Gemma Falk
Header gallery of 3 images taken by various photographers.
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A photo of Ian with bouquet of flowers standing on stage at end of performance waving to his audience and looking happy. Photo by Rachel Edward.
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Ian’s show invite with image of Ian holding bright red umbrella whose colour frames his head upon which white text reads- on the eve on Ian’s 50th birthday you are warmly invited to Celebrate! A musical journey into the inner world of Ian, a tale of coming home. Starring Ian Caplan and Gemma Falk, at 7pm 6 Dec at the Cohen Building in Windsor, contact Nilgun. Photo by Gemma Falk.
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A male performer wearing gold sparkly hat stands against black wall of theatre with arms outspread singing passionately. Ian co-created and presented his own show called Celebrate, as part of VV’s mentoring programs. Photo by Rachel Edward 2022.