Q2Q Friday Runby Jeannie Barroga on 03/30/12
We're in tech, no costumes; 7:45, 1:45 and only on p3...of 97 pages total.
So there's LOTS of time to blog.
It's been a week, to say the least. But it always happens, once each new element is added, that even more excitement energizes the cast and designers: from sounds, music, ambience, media. We all kinda become kids again. Hey, let's put on a show!
And it IS a show - after late-night notes and passions bubbling.
And a body trying to recover.
And emergency root canal.
But about the play:
projections are conducted from the booth while light, sound, music sit near the SM, AD audience right, collaborator center, and me audience left.
For me, I don't see anyone NOT giving their best; only focus more on lines vs full delivery.
We've gotten notes on the "military" aspect, the "occupational" aspect - only till now did I see a place where that could actually be implemented.
We got postcards today - they look great. The online "buzz" is spreading -- oh, to be reflected in the seating chart online as well.
This, of course, signals the changing of the guard -- who's in charge of what at this stage of tech.
There's a quiet among the cast onstage - probably it's the intensity they feel from the house (designers). God, we all want this so much to work.
We're on cue 35 p. 6.
Aya, who has said the least during the whole rehearsal process, just peeked out from backstage and admitted her fault for an actor's late entrance. HOW WE COULD ALL LEARN FROM THAT.
It's 9:00, and we're on p. 7. (Did I mention that we have 97 p?)
I'm noticing flags added in some of the projections -- interesting.
It's 9:25 - designers are in a huddle - yay, no questions for me, except Tony's request for projection notes. I keep blogging.
Some of the cast learned tap dancing during a long wait. . .
It's 10:04 p. 8A...
10:33 just ended second scene - all for the Art; we do it all for you viewers
10:49 we stop and managed to almost end scene 2. . .
An impromptu dance got folks going to this end -- it was pretty cute
I watched the costumer sew in the office -- and the collaborator hanging in the lobby
I think we're all re-finding our roles in this -- I mean, the ones NOT onstage