Today’s date: July 21st 2018

Show Title: Twelfth Night

Director: Emily Heugatter

Assistant Directors: Alexandra Stroud and Riley Turner

Production Intern: Georgia Fowler

Rehearsal Room: Deming

What we did: This morning we skipped warm-ups and went straight to blocking because we had so much to cover today. We blocked from Act 3, scene 4 till Act 4, scene 2. We worked on the fights that are in Act 3, scene 4 and Act 4, scene 1. We then ran the scenes with fights a few times just to solidify the blocking in the casts’ minds.

Quick and Quotable: 

  • From the play: “I’ll have an action of battery against him, if there be any law in Illyria. Though I struck him first.”
  • From an assistant director: “I’m like a tender banana.” -Riley Turner
  • From the cast: Toby crumples up Andrew’s challenge and “throws crap at the audience.”

Production Insights: Today we worked on blocking the fights and the campers were incredibly well behaved, focused and mature. We introduced swords into the mix and they immediately understood that they were not toys and were to be treated as real weapons. The cast members with some stage combat experience were very respectful and understanding of the campers with minimal to no stage combat experience. Everyone moved slowly for the most part, and when people needed to be told to slow down, they listened immediately.