Today’s Date: 07/02/18

 

Show Title: As You Like It

 

Director: Patrick Midgley

 

Assistant Directors: Jessica Andrews and Charlotte La Nasa

 

Production Intern: Brigid Bakin

 

Rehearsal Room: Blackfriars Playhouse

 

What we did: This was our second rehearsal in Blackfriars, and our second rehearsal of the day! We ran scenes that had tricky transitions, awkward entrances and exits, quick changes, and fight details were the main agenda at tonight’s rehearsal.

 

Quick and Quotable

 

  • From the play: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women, merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.”
  • From the director: (Referencing blocking) “Adam, come here and die for me,”
  • From the cast: Rosalind mock proposed to Celia while quoting the ever-famous vine: “Zck!” (The woman reacting to seeing a fake rat, for those of you who are uncultured, or can’t understand my explanations.)

 

Production Insights: In this particular production, nobody really has only one role. They might play only one character, but everybody plays many roles.

At the very first rehearsal, everyone in the cast and crew promised to each person that “I will hold you up.” And hold each other up is what we have done. Staying true to our promises, we have been there for each other through the monotonous and the merry, the stressful and the silly. The tight bond that this cast has formed in such a small space of time is really one of the most remarkable traits that camp grants to campers. Forming bonds that last years, past camp, and through college. I myself still maintain friendships formed in those short three weeks that happened one, or even two, years ago. Being able to share once more in the delightful microcosm that is camp is such a life-changing opportunity, and I wouldn’t give it up for the world.

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