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. 

 

Production Insight:

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. 

https://americanshakespearecenter.com/2019/07/know-life-love-many-things/

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