Tag: rehearsals

  • Rehearsal Notebook: out of the archives

    10 May 2007 For an actor, the tech dress rehearsal is a little like crossing a road in Vietnam. Stepping into fast moving traffic requires confidence, concentration and skill to get to the other side. Note session after a technical rehearsal: Mad Forest by Caryl Churchill Artsworx University of Southern Queensland.

  • Playing notes: Dress 2

    Tonight was a night of fix-ups all round for the Cabaret kinder; there are always final tweaks as the creative team finesse the show: lights, sound, cues, costume. We spent 20 mins or so pre-show reworking the blocking for a couple of exits. There were also acting notes from last night’s run. There are also…

  • First Run: spot the holes and string the beads!

    Water Court installation Queensland Art Gallery Despite the dreads a week or so back, the first run was actually a bit of a thrill. During the blocking and working phase of rehearsals so far, most of our scenes have been worked in isolation from the others. So today, it was terrific to see them all…

  • Week 5: How can that be!

    There’s a definite sense of autumn in the air which means we are getting mighty close to production time! Last 4-day weekend’s rehearsal period saw our doughty director and the creative team work their way through the mind-numbing exercise known as directing a crowd scene. Perhaps not so much mind numbing as shredding. There were…

  • Week 4: Slow and Steady and Dorothy Parker

    Another weekend of rehearsals, but sporadic for me. It feels a little like shooting a movie; short bursts and a bit out of sequence, as well as disconnected from previous work. It’s a function of how we’re working on the show. The current schedule is Thursdays through Mondays for the creative team heads. However, as…

  • Week 3: Rehearsals, trust and the feel-goods

    photo credit: ghostdad On we go inching our way through the text … another rehearsal another song, another movement routine … not quite dancing. A bit of a relief really. I’ve not been blessed with feet touched by Terpsichore. So you think you can dance? Nope, not this gal. Not fair because I love it…