Today’s Date: July 18, 2019
Show Title: The Roaring Girl
Director: Stephanie Ann Foster
Assistant Directors: Cortland Nesley and Molly Harper
Stage Manager: Joe Marsh
Dramaturg: Madison Miller
Rehearsal Room: Grafton Library
What we did:
Today we found costumes for each character. The steampunk carnival theme is going strong with the aestheticism of the costumes and color themes. Next we blocked the rest of Act 1 and made headway into blocking Act 2. The show is really starting to take a physical and emotional shape, which is an incredible process to witness, especially with a cast that is so willing to play and give vitality to the bright world. This cast always offers me so much to reflect on, I have truly never seen a group of people so collectively excited and invested in making each other feel included and a part of the world. And that, I believe is where the magic hides. These young artists are building each other up to build a story, and its surrounded with laughter and pure joy.
QUICK AND QUOTABLE
FROM THE PLAY
“I hate her.”
-Laxton in commentary on his lover, Mistress Gallipot.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
“Like a little…Rat Person… or I don’t know what.”
Physicality and imagery are very important in this play.
FROM THE CAST:
“I’m going for a ‘Ted’ from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure vibe. Just full Keanu.”
-Lily Mcgrogan on some incredibly creative character work during one of her group scenes.
I got excited about our show again and wrote a separate blog post reflecting on living as an artist, and what my artistic process has taught me.