Monthly Archives: February 2008

Who’s Zooming Whom?

Last night we made progress on more Act II scene work.  This time with Fairfax, Caruthers, Kate, Meryl, Wilfred and Phoebe.  We made some more fun character discoveries, clarified relationships, and explored ulterior motives.  We also worked a bit on … Continue reading

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Heave ho

I did something bad to my back while working on sets for Manbites Dog Theater (I’m wearing a lot of hats around town these days), so I canceled tonight’s rehearsal.  We’ve been running just a little bit ahead of schedule … Continue reading

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Tower Warders

Tonight we began choreographing "Tower Warders," the first really big number in the show.  Chaos was to be expected with the combining of the seemingly disparate Yeomen chorus and the Women’s chorus…. but all went amazingly well.  We started out … Continue reading

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Raisins

Tonight we blocked Act II scenes with Point, Elsie, Fairfax and Phoebe.  We worked on playing against type, double-meanings, and schoolyard flirtations.  And we shriveled some raisins for good measure.

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All in the Timing

It was a busy night.  The evening started with a production meeting with the design and technical team.  After months of individual discussions and lots of homework, we had a forum in which presentations were made, issues were raised, questions … Continue reading

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Seduction Aside

Tonight we finished rough-blocking most of the remaining scenes in Act I.  We explored the "art of the aside" in a scene with Phoebe, Meryll, and Leonard; and the "art of seduction" in a scene with Fairfax, Cholomondeley, Phoebe, and … Continue reading

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Elsie, Point, and Cholmondeley

Tonight we worked on Act I scenes with Elsie, Point, and Cholmondeley.  We discussed the relationship between Point and Elsie and began developing a character arc for each of them.  Then we concentrated on the antagonistic relationship between Point and … Continue reading

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