Today’s Date: July 28, 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: Deming
What we did: Another full run! Today, we cut down line calls significantly, and our overall run time is now at 1 hour and 6 minutes. The cast has kept an incredible energy and stamina throughout this entire process, but this is especially visible during runs where an explosive amount of energy is required for a prolonged period of time. The cast is offering so much passion and effort to this show, and to each other; from supporting each other off and on the stage, to taking care of themselves, their props, and their costumes, the joy they give is truly infectious.
QUICK AND QUOTABLE
FROM THE PLAY:
“Must you be prying into a woman’s secrets?
FROM THE DIRECTOR:
“Okay can we do it like its on speed. I want a PEPilogue”
Urgency is the soul of excitement.
FROM THE CAST:
To be fair, everyone in this play is pretty dapper.
“If you pee your pants, they will be wet.”
Sometimes the cast is so wise I am not quite sure how to process the insightfulness.
“Do you think Alvin and the Chipunks is insestuous?”
“Pull that insight, and make it an OUTsight.” -Joe Marsh, Stage Manager.
Today’s insight is a thank you letter to my right hand folx, my confidants, and my lovely fellow crew.
First, I want to thank my dear friend and fellow intern, Joe. When watching theater it is often easy to forget what makes the spectacle, the onstage magic, and the functionality of a show; spoiler alert, a large percentage of it can be attributed to the backstage magician (stage managers). As I often speak of the joy and energy of the cast, I also want to recognize that Joe has come to rehearsal every day, with props, run lists, and an unabashed care for the people in the room with him, from cast to crew. Joe never seems to tire, never stops smiling, never stops being generous.
In this, I would also like to thank the hard work of our RDA Molly Harper, who has been a craft magician, choreographer, and musical arranger/director. Molly embodies all the kick butt energy of our very own Moll, and is a model of respect and professionalism for our cast as a brilliant educator and loving individual.
Last, and of course not least, RDA Cortland. Intellectual, curious, kind, Cortland offers so much complexity to the room, and has assisted significant clarifications in the process of world building. Cortland is always encouraging growth, always encouraging objective, and always encouraging curiosity. His love and joy are infectious and selfless.
If you ever have the privilege to work with these individuals, it will truly be an artistic experience of joy and exponential growth. There are a million more attributes, a million more thanks, but for now, thank you all.