Photo of the Day: Some early versions of the costumes for Richard and Clarence

Today’s Date: 7/30/19

Show Title: Richard III

Director: Matt Minnicino

Assistant Directors: Lauren Carlton & Amalia Oswald

Production Intern: Spencer Cohen & Grace Wallace

 

Rehearsal Room: Deming

 

What we did

Today we had our first full dress run! We are off to the races now. Everything in the show is pretty much set; all we have to do is keep rehearsing and rehearsing and cleaning things up as we go. The whole show is already running nearly under time for the hour we get. Today we also got the safety call for the fights down from 45 minutes to 15 minutes. The campers continue to exceed any expectations I could ever have for them, and they keep making better and better character and line-reading choices.

 

Quick and Quotable

 

  • From the play

 

Is thy name Tyrrel

 

James Tyrrel and your most obedient subject

 

 

  • From the director

 

    • “Little Richard” talking about the young duke of York
    • “Richard, Leah, Richard-Leah, Lichard…ooh no”
    • “Richard, can you just be more gleeful when you hear the princes are dead?”

 

 

  • From the company

 

    • “I hate cancer” -Eris
    • “My god you like webkins? I like webkins!” -Leah talking about Richard befriending Buckingham

 

Production Insights

The last week of the rehearsal process is always a little hectic, no matter what show you’re working on. As part of the production team for an ASCTC show, I don’t feel as stressed as I do when I’m doing work for shows anywhere else. The last week here seems to mostly be cleaning and fine tuning. It’s a whole lot less stressful than the “hell” week that I have come to expect when I’m working tech on a regular school show. By the time we get to the last week at camp, because we have had such a short deadline for the show, we have already worked and set everything so there isn’t anything left to do but practice, practice, practice. It’s just really great knowing that we are more or less done—we just need to keep running it and then put the show up.

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