Today’s Date: Wednesday, July 21

 

What we did 

We started with our regular check-in and our first production meeting to plan our schedule for the day: 

10:30-11:00—1.1

11:00-11:50—1.2

11:50-12:00—Break (very important)

12:00-12:30—3.4

12:30-2:00—Lunch!!!!

2:00-3:20—Prologue (the first chorus)

3:20-3:30— Break

3:30-4:00— 3.1a

4:00-4:30—3.1b

4:30-5:00—3.1c

It was our first time truly blocking our scenes, and I must say—I think we made incredible progress! The costume committee also brought over some pieces—it’s all feeling real now! Also during the production meeting, we discussed the world of our play (aka what time period we’re setting it) and I think I will make the executive decision not to tell you—you’ll have to come and find out!! 

Photo of the Day:

3.1 b with Analise (boy), Isabella (Nym), Micah (Bardolph), and Molly (Pistol) with Eleanor stage right behind Analise as Fluellen. They just did a pretty rockin’ song—they should open for Cardi B. 

Topher in his spiffy Henry costume, feeling very Kingly. Without shoes. Pumpkin pants are the lastest summer 2021 trend you heard it here first 😉 

Quick and Quotable

  • From the play 

“Suppose within the girdle of these walls
Are now confined two mighty monarchies,
Whose high upreared and abutting fronts
The perilous narrow ocean parts asunder”

 

  • From the cast

“I thought that was going to be a ‘ruh roh'” -Topher when Andy had a suggestion for the scene. It was good feedback. 

 

Production Insights

I think it’s safe to say we all expected this day to be a lot more difficult than it was. Blocking and directing ourselves is just as hard as I anticipated, but after having the first week of viewpoints, our sense of company and ensemble has been solidified, and we have the right tools to give and receive directions. One challenge we ran into was in the Prologue—having the whole cast on stage (stage being base camp in the hotel) proved to be an obstacle, particularly spacially. We all had ideas and opinions but had to compromise and make our opening visually appealing as well as emotionally rousing. We didn’t finish blocking the speech. More than anything, this served as a moment when we realized we were in charge; our RDAs and Aubrey and Lia were there as eyes and people to bounce ideas off of, but we had to take charge. I think our voice and style as a company shined through—but man am I glad we still have two weeks!

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