Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Reflections on the Proccess

After watching the plays run for about eight days in a row it was a lot of fun to see the change throughout each performance. The actors kept building on the performances from the night before and cool new things were brought out each night. The audience definitely plays into this. Some nights they don't like to laugh and some nights they do. Some nights they were really into La Vie and some nights it felt like people were just saying to themselves, "stab this gal already!"

By Sunday though everything was completely different than Wednesday. It was more polished, the actors changed things around and found what was working which really contributed to the pace of the play while being watched. Its funny to look back on and think of it starting with six people sitting in a circle and reading their lines. I had never done anything like this before so every step of the way was new and I had no idea what to expect out of it which was great because I had a lot of fun going through the process.

Looking at the Festival in its totality really blew me away. There are about twenty people (maybe more) all working for the 5 performances we had and it all went together great. There were a couple of hiccups along the way in the form of broken ankles and directors needing to act in the lead roles on opening night but it all turned out to be very good.

I'll never forget the night that "fuck the children!" was screamed out and the audience was completely silent...that was just way too good.

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