Monday, August 09, 2010

Production Journal for Seven Snakes

I've said to more than a few folks that this show feels somehow more free than the previous ones. That is still the case. I sort of love that things are happening to the story in every rehearsal that none of us knew would before we get together every night. Within the frame of the story itself, I am trying to bring in something fun, playful, lurid, spontaneous. I have two documentaries on Fellini burned onto DVD and now after frequent viewing burned onto my brain. I am trying (to the best of my ability) to try it his way. To be constantly throwing new ideas at the actors, to be pushing them to try new things. To refuse to settle (at least till we get closer to tech week). I hope it is as much fun for the actors as it has been for me. I am trying here in the beginning this first few weeks of rehearsal to say 'Yes, and' every chance I get. It feels so good.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Girl on a Fish

She was wearing something that whispered against her skin
A gown that tempted others across the room to wink
She was riding a big vinyl fish with a barbed wire bridle
"Are you ready to give a damn about a girl riding a big silver fish?" She asked as her shoulder strap dropped to her elbow.