Monday, January 11, 2010

January 10th rehearsal

Today we did an exercise that took the cast back to their childhood. I found that it was rewarding for most and a little difficult for others.

My attempts to build the cast bond and really make this team whole has been very successful. I feel it is important to be able to connect with your cast on a different level. I believe that directing is a collaborative effort. Being able to have a bond with your cast but still draw the line of professionalism is hard, especially when the cast consists of your friends and peers, but in this case, the line is there and solid.

The cast has been generating so many wonderful ideas. Each person contributes to the success of the blocking.

We continued to block today and got a lot done. Since a lot of the scenes go back to similar places, the process goes a little faster.
I must give credit, where credit is due: Jordan was able to look at one of the scenes and see a perspective that had never come to mind. We tried his idea and it created an awesome image on stage!

We have not finished blocking like I had planned, but we have accomplished way more on the actor level than I had expected.

I am proud of you cast! Thank you for all your hard work today, it is much appreciated!

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