So i’m totally loving rehearsals
Although they mostly consist in me sitting, reading out prompt cues and doing the music for three hours..
and thus getting a bit dazed..
I’m also getting so inspired:
It’s breathtaking to watch a performance as a work in progress…
I saw the show last year, and thought, well, it’s pretty much perfect, they’ll have to just re-learn the words and they’ll be ready for this year’s Festival.
Turns out last year was just the starting point.
Oh my frieking bageebus – what?!
It’s also really great to see the ideas that people like Andrew Buckland come up with. Last night I sat there watching him direct the actors, helping them with the improvisation…and I was just like wow. Insert fainting here.
I wish I coudl have said that more poetically but really, I was just in awe.
Also love the insane taking of risks that happens in this piece. A lot of physical risks – walking on stilts, jumping on trampoline (with and without stilts), swinging from wobbly furniture, sliding across floors and on and on and more and more. Makes me feel very silly about my fear of falling.
I’m on a mission to get the posters & flyers done by Saturday. Due to lame ass exams, and not having much of a clue about how the Drama Dept gets advertising done, I’m probably not going to get it done by then But am still trying.
Also a super cool thing – yesterday at rehearsal, Stage Manager Malcolm told me I now feature in the piece (don’t jump too high, only for like 30 seconds of an hour long piece), acting as the enraged Assistant Stage Manager when one of the actors decides to go off stage. Which is hilarious because I kind of am like that anyway. Though so far in this production I haven’t had to shout at any one, actually I seem to be the slack one. But in past productions I’ve been the one finger-wagging lazy disorganised artistes 😛
I’m quite excited 😀
Will also see if I can use the blog to post press releases and pictures. If not, google “Stilted by Richard Antrobus” – it’s awesome!
Now to get Heart of Darkness out of my way… to the liiiiiiiiibraryyyyyyy!!