NOA 3 & 5


Meet yourself in your secret, sacred, scared and scarred places. Psst.


‘Playing in the Archetypal World’ lets you enter an added dimension that has been lost to traditional theatre, but which is used to great effect in improvisation because it develops and gives depth to the unfolding play.


THREE AND FIVE : the repertory company

To arrive in THREE, to create THREE, to hold space and time, is to capitulate: to ‘give up’, to ‘give in’, to begin to ‘look, see, be, fly.’

To ‘create’ is to question. It is to begin to be aware of an invisible place of counter-balance to the world you are ‘created’ in.

To begin to see that you have been ‘created’ in the pejorative sense: that your whole world has been laid out so that you might learn its customs, its prejudices, accept its status, its language, its hospitality and costumes; that you have studied to be accepted – by a class, a group, a race, a colour – all of it ‘created’

To ‘create’ is to look at – not just accept – the way you have been taught. To study different examples and different modes of looking at life, to see the intricate make-up of such costumes and customs living in the world, and to be ‘ big selfish’ so that the world and all that is in it is you, in all your manifestations. It is to move, to be moved, and to be moving: to inhabit the ‘big selfish’ world which is you, and to move and open it into new places.

It is to look, to see, to observe, to notice your motives – not to swop them, flop them, flip them and thereby insure them! – but to notice them at work: seeing how they influence your thoughts and actions. This will be change enough! This naturally changes the perspectives. The ‘I AM’ becomes more ‘real-eyes -d’ by being what you see and flying with it, letting it show you your self. This is THREE.

In FIVE there is more actual real-eyes-ation of the situation in ‘A play’. You are appearing more knowledgable, like a traveller who has picked up experience and is returning, more self-assured of their place in a particular ‘A play’, entering as a member of the repertory company that you are creating in your travels in the structure. 

What appears easy in FIVE is that which is you when you are not trying to get things right! To be in FIVE is a relaxed, life-filling action: action that is coming through your relationship with your twin – that is your inner world and the depth of your self – from the secret, sacred, scared and scarred in you that is now not split off or inhibited, but working together with you. It is the experience of the Fool, working from the invisible world of timelessness, working together with the timed world. We must observe and respect this combination, this working together in The world; its depth of seeing and looking to whatever impact you are able to hold. 

It is an intuitive place, before thought.

Working in FIVE leads to opening into SIX and SEVEN, then beginning again.

Working in ‘The blob, A blob, blob’ and working in ‘A/The repertory company’ begins in this place, working to build intuition with those you are working with. The entrance from FOUR