Today’s Date: August 3rd 2018

Show Title: Twelfth Night

Director: Emily Heugatter

Assistant Directors: Alexandra Stroud and Riley Turner

Production Intern: Georgia Fowler

Rehearsal Room: Hunt West

What we did: We began with sitting down and chatting about Faustus and then talking about our own performance. We then did a run and got our time down to about an hour and five minutes (YAAAAAY we don’t need to cut anything!)

Quick and Quotable:

  • From the play: “You are betroth’d to both a maid and man.”
  • From the assistant directors: “Imagine someone is tossing a pot on your head. Hey!” (Talking about a line in the final song)
  • From the assistant directors: “You need to be visibly engaged, even when you’re not talking. Watch John Harrell. Watch Shunté Lofton.” (John and Shunté are actors at the ASC who are particularly good at their silent reactions.)

Production Insights: Yesterday’s run was really strong, especially with picking up cues and entrances and we got the run time down enough that we don’t need to cut anything! I think the Italian run we did Thursday really helped with understanding what a good pace looks like. It also helped that a lot of people were making really strong and bold choices yesterday, which made the show feel closer to being performance ready.

I can’t tell you how proud I am of the whole cast. Everyone has conquered fears, surprised themselves and handled challenges with courage and grace. I am so excited for them to perform Sunday. We have one last rehearsal, and then it’s showtime!