We three crates met seven years ago on the first day of drama school. We each shared the same desire for truthful performances and so we teamed up and 3 Crate was born!
Since graduating and setting up 3 Crate, we have continued to play and experiment with different practitioners and fusing them together to gain best access to the character and text. This is where our tagline came from “3 Crate – A passion for theatrical process.” As actors and a director, we serve the character, the script, the truth of the moment and this is our style. ‘Playing’ is a key tool for us, and drawing upon different practitioners gives us the best tools to ‘play’ and actively listen to each other and therefore serve. Thus giving truthful, exciting and different performances each time for our audience.
3 crate became 3 Crate because our first piece of work. We could carry everything we needed in three crates – granted, three very small crates. Each time we have put on another piece of work, they have grown in size and required three larger crates and larger again. Our hope for 3Crate is that we continue to produce work we love, to grow by producing bigger pieces of theatre, working in larger venues, expand across the Severn Bridge and ultimately need more than three crates to carry everything in.