Langdon – Cecil Street
Is it your ‘school formal’ (prom) tonight?
Yes… We are all meeting at the George Hotel.
From the corsage it looks like you might be meeting a date, or your girlfriend?
A date – I have not met her before tonight.
Well you look great – she’s a lucky girl. Have a wonderful night!
Emily Collett, Theatre Designer, in South Melbourne for Tenant Magazine
I’ve decided that I’m a fan of days that just don’t turn out as planned. Of course, not in a ‘disastrous news’ kind of way -– no one likes them. No, I mean the days when your routines give way to an exciting, unexpected happenstance.
It was on a day like this that I met Emily Collett. I was on a lunch break in South Melbourne; she was working at a shop called Mr Darcy; I was browsing, and we got to chatting.
I had recently booked a plane ticket to New York and mentioned my excitement about seeing some shows on Broadway, to which Emily spoke of her study, and her work around theatre design. She had recently been travelling herself and had worked for Donatella Barbieri, a performance design academic at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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