Tag: Peter Sutherland

  • Backstage Rhythm

    Backstage Rhythm

    There’s another kind of orchestration happening in the backstage area. It has a rhythm of its own, conducted by the Stage Manager, and one never heard out front. I sit waiting in the wings during tech rehearsals and listen to the sounds around me – music and sound effects, the gentle rumble of stage machinery,…

  • Week 3: the play’s the thing!

    This post is a reflection on my own sense of the ‘job’ as actor this week. The clarity of purpose behind our weekly and daily schedules keeps us all focussed and humming forward together – kudos to our director Andrea Moor and Stage Manager Peter Sutherland. For those of us inside Rehearsal Room One, the days seem fuelled by performance adrenaline; it’s probably why I’m so…