6.10.06

Short Fuse - first rehearsal

So we had our first rehearsal tonight. I was vicious with Joel, pushing for clarity. There's something exciting about working on a play with such an impending deadline but it requires a shorthand in rehearsal that doesn't allow for a lot of space around working the piece. Particularly in this play, where we have 6 or so scenes, 8 characters, and all the other accents and languages to contend with there are stages with rehearsal - we concentrated tonight on clarifying the story and the journey of the play. Nitzan and Tunde now have a joyful Saturday ahead of themselves getting familiar with the script before I work them all day Sunday getting the piece onto it's feet. It was great to finally hear the play out loud tonight - I strongly believe that Joel has written something intelligent, heartfelt and urgent. More news on Sunday. 44 hours and 10 minutes to go...

1 Comments:

Blogger Joel Horwood said...

Man, if you call that vicious, you should have been there for the 'FOOD' rehearsals. I should be able to defend every aspect of it, if I can't it's got to go. We just pared it back. I'm fine not to listen to all the bollocks, not trying to hurt feelings shit, I can tell when I'm being precious and unclear and when I need to stick to my guns. It was cool.

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