[Image: cast, crew, and former mentees of Al Seed working on The Shadow of Heaven, created by Al Seed Productions and Judith Milligan]
As the project develops, a record of activity will be compiled here. In the meantime, please find below a selection of comments from mentees with whom Al has worked on previous projects.
“Being taught by Al and seeing his shows as a young artist provided a model of someone making challenging, experimental, cross artform work, and a sense that it was possible for me to do something similar with my life."
George Finlay Ramsey, Artistic Director – Clout Theatre
“From Al you learn to think, to look and to work very precisely, and to examine the essence of your ideas. Al is able to recognise the potential of an artist and help them to expand their personal and artistic limits."
Jan Jedenak, Performer, Puppeteer and Artistic Director – Theater Figuraler Formen, Germany
“Mentorship from Al proved to be an indispensable experience to me as an early-career artist in Scotland and led directly to extensive work. The programme was surprising, challenging and joyful."
Dylan Read, Performer and Theatre Maker
“The pockets of time I have spent learning and collaborating with Al have all resulted in giant leaps forward in my professional development. Al has had an immeasurable influence on my creative practice."
Fionnuala Dorrity, Independent Artist
“Al and I have been piloting an international training model where mentoring activities between us have been developed via Zoom. This has been supported by Arts South Australia and proven to be greatly beneficial to me, his mentee."
Lina Limosani, Dancer, Choreographer and Artistic Director – Limosani Projekts, Australia
“The discipline Al brings to his craft and to the wider network is rigorous and robust. I have felt guided, supported and challenged to pursue my work under Al's mentorship, and this in turn that has led me to support others in theirs."
Emma Brierley, Creative Director – Temporary Commons