Previews #6 and #7

Previews #6 and #7— Preview #6 was just as wet and wild as we thought it might be. It had been raining of and on all day and the stage crew had been squeegeeing like made to get… Read More

Preview #5 – Rain, Rain, Rain —

Preview #5 – Rain, Rain, Rain — It rains in New York in the summertime, heavily and often. There is no rhyme or reason, no warning, nothing to do about it but prepare to get wet… even on… Read More

Preview #4

Preview #4 — We are starting to find our groove. We are beginning to carve out a path. There comes a time in the process of theatrical storytelling when a company will find an assured path from beginning… Read More

3rd Preview

3rd Preview — Got a morning text from our Company Manager. She wants me to see Taaj right away instead of waiting for Friday. I agree and the appointment is made for 6:05 in the evening. It’s raining… Read More

Second Preview

Second Preview — It is an article of faith among Theatre folk that the second night of a show is always a little off. I’m not sure if that is true. What I can say for certain is… Read More

Final Dress Rehearsal

Final Dress Rehearsal— One thing we all understand is the term “Dress Rehearsal”. It’s a Theatre term that had become a part of our everyday vocabulary. We all know what it means, or what it seems to mean,… Read More

Tech: Putting on the Polish

Tech: Putting on the Polish Tech rehearsal is likely a deep mystery to civilians. I say this because it is often a mystery to actors. The mystery lies in the long pauses in rehearsal when actors are asked,… Read More

On Stage: First Tech

On Stage: First Tech — After a final run thru on Saturday we took two days of much needed rest. We took the time to recover from 6 days of demanding rehearsal and prep, and also to charge… Read More

The Big Run Thru

The Big Run Thru — Just before a company takes a show to the Delacorte for technical rehearsals there is a run thru of the play for an invited audience of tech department heads, upper management and, of… Read More

The Word: Backtracking

The Word: Backtracking At our run through yesterday, our director invited us to test the limits of our passion, to forget about meter and scansion and poetry and to put our focus on the humanity of the story…. Read More