Rehearsals and Performance Continue…
Well, I’m in the midst of some serious double duty; rehearsals for “Master Harold”…and the boys from 10am – 6 pm and performance showcall of Another Home Invasion from 6:30 to 9:30. It’s made for a lot of eat-rehearse-eat-perform-eat-sleep-repeat.
AHI performances are an extraordinary exercise. Terry’s focus, retention and attention to detail are a sight to behold. The calling of the show continues to be an exercise in delicacy; most cues, lighting and sound, rely on the anticipation of impulses, so staying with Terry throughout is paramount.
Master Harold… rehearsals are fascinating. I’ve never blocked a show in the round before. I thought the rules of blocking for a thrust stage would be somewhat applicable, but the concept of “cheating out” is kind of out the window, as the cast have to play to all four sides of the room. I’m keeping my position in the rehearsal hall for the sake of recording blocking as I’ve laid it out on my blocking pages. NSW is at the helm and is constantly changing his perspective of the action at hand. Ryan A., Conrad C. and Julien D., as a cast, all get beautifully showcased, and Shawn K.’s set, mostly already available due to the quick and hard work of the Playhouse, is gorgeous. Apprentice Megan is sharp and all over the detail work and the constant task of setting and resetting; a great eye for continuity. Very excited to working towards getting this one in front of an audience.
Zipped out to Kingston for breakfast with C’town alum Kate S. (Pan Chancho is fantastic) Great chat, big laughs. A quick stroll of downtown and a tour of her performance site for the Macdonald Festival. Outdoor theatre is hard in the best conditions; here’s hoping the weather holds for their last two weeks.
Photography has taken a bit of a backseat as of late, but managed to sneak in a quick pano at the lake. The big sky offers a lot to take in.