Hi all, Jo here, founder of UTA. I’m writing this blog post to say WOW, my feeling after completing the first term of the Actor’s Playdate is incredible. To those who came, bringing your excitement and energy, your personalities and your laughter, to those who supported it, THANK YOU. I am brimming with inspiration having met and worked with each of you. I cannot express the value that these sessions have bought to our practice as a company, and I hope that participating has been as fruitful for those attending as it has been for me to lead them. On a practical level, drop-in sessions have proved fantastically useful to those who are not able to commit to coming every week. They have also allowed flexibility for some to dip their toes in and try it. Since this was our first term, our sessions have been adapted each week after personal evaluation and from feedback we helpfully received. We have also taken your comments on board and moved the session from a slightly inaccessible Wednesday afternoon to a much more comfy Saturday at 4pm. We have even extended the sessions from 1 to 2 hours, as we’ve found that the sessions are over far too quickly! The rate has remained the same, only now the time has doubled. The £5 an hour/£4 concession price has become £10 for 2 hours/£8 concession, and we aim to keep it low. Attending, you’ll get much more value for money because we’ll be able to run better quality games that may require more set-up, and activities that you’re able to really get your teeth into. As the facilitator, these sessions have a very clear goal to me. I want these sessions to be a place for actors to come back to, in order to feel grounded and ‘reset’ from the …