We rehearsed last night for “Click” and spent our time working and polishing. Mike Carter, the playwright, stopped in to see it. I’m happy to report that, though he had a speech prepared if things were woefully off-course, he didn’t have to use it. He did affirm that I’m staying true to the intentions of his text. Due to … Read More
Just a quick update on tonight’s rehearsal. We blocked the entirety of the piece in broad strokes, so we’re now focusing on the finer details of blocking, along with character and such; working from outside in. Feels like we’re in a good place, provided we keep on it and work hard!
To start, a wonderful quote I stumbled upon tonight at Lifehacker that I feel very much applies to being a director: Last night was an incredibly productive rehearsal. All of us surprised ourselves as we got through much more than we were expecting. It was Off-Book night yesterday and, while that started out a little rough in our initial … Read More
It always happens. No matter how well you plan things out, unexpected events occur. Some are positive and some present more of a challenge. Within rehearsals, we’ve stumbled on some positive circumstances in regard to the physical style of the piece. These will require some very tightly-coordinated blocking, though. We’ve also had some challenges pop up. Based on rehearsals … Read More
Tonight’s rehearsal began with some play. From our explorations tonight, I’ve learnt this rehearsal process will actually have much less play than I typically like. The demands of the direction we’re going requires that certain pieces be in place for certain moments all throughout the play. This means that much of the focus will now have to be on ensuring … Read More