Why thou knave!!!


Photo of the Day: Mouse (Archer, left) falling over to escape the Old Woman’s (Desi, right) wrath.

Today’s Date: June 18, 2022

Show Title: Mucedorus

Director: Dave Quay

Staff Crew:

Stage Manager: Devlin Ford

Dramaturg: Daniel Skinner

Stage Management intern: Lydia Babcock

Dramaturgy intern: Percival Walter

Production Production intern: Mia Randers-Pehrson

Shake down start! Then the campers and Dave jumped right into zip zap zop, but this time a fun sculpture building element was added where the campers got to create shapes with each other. We ended warm ups with, you guessed it, mindscrew. The campers jumped into a pantomime between II i and II ii they had made while Mia and Devlin helped the other campers with their text in the lobby. Then we did some fun and funky text work on III i before blocking it out, and we all got to watch Mucedorus (JD/Froggy) learn of his banishment and plan to meet again with Amadine (Maggie). III ii followed quickly and got on its feet quite quickly with our evil and lovable dynamic duo Mouse (Archer) and Segasto (Natalie). We had a 15 min break and then catapulted into the chaos of Bremo (Hank) and Amadine in III iii. Then ENTER OLD WOMAN (Desi), and thus began blocking one of the funniest scenes of the play wherein the clown Mouse and Old Woman fight over a missing pot.

  • From the play: “Come on, you knave: where’s my pot you, you knave?”- Old Woman (Desi)
  • From the director: “Let him take the high ground, like Obi-Wan Kenobi” -Dave
  • From the cast: “Yes I’m here! For all five of my lines.” -Desi

Today’s was a great rehearsal! Today felt quite routine, but that’s what I loved about it. Everyone was doing their job, doing it well, and having fun at the same time. We had a lot of fun working the text for the scenes, and everyone helped each other a lot. Plays are like a puzzle box that you have to solve, but then re sets with a totally different configuration when you move on to the next scene. It was a really wonderful thing to not only watch the campers solve it with their scene partners and director, but also be able to assist myself in the cracking of the puzzle with my providing some dramaturgical insight. Some were harder than others to solve, but we always do. I for one cannot wait for the next puzzle.