Photo of the Day: The clowns exchange bottles. From left to right: Caliban (Isabella), Ariel (Lee), Stephano (Poma), and Trinculo (Fenrir).

Today’s Date: July 28, 2022

Show Title: The Tempest

Director: Camp Company!

RDA Stage Manager: Daniel Skinner

RDA Dramaturg: Devlin Ford

Stage Management Intern: Mary Rose Valentine

Dramaturgy Intern: Mia Randers-Pehrson

What we did

Morning meeting included our usual check-in and rehearsal scheduling as well as a brief discussion about where we are in the process. The Company chose to start off their morning rehearsal block with a round of Zumba before working 5.1a and the moment that Prospero gives up his power. The clowns headed outside to work with Aubrey (clowning instructor extraordinaire) for the rest of the morning. Back inside, Miranda and Ferdinand took the stage to polish 3.1. Most of the Company came back together to walk through the Masque before going to lunch!

We got right back into rehearsal with a close look at 3.3 (the banquet). This included a bit of text work as well as getting the scene back on its feet. We did the same with 5.1 before taking a break. After break, the clowns took the stage to run 3.2. 


Analise (Bear) and Lia do a thing.

Quick and Quotable

  • From the play
    • “His tears runs down his beard like winters drops.” – Ariel (Lee)
  • From the company: 
    • Some Pax highlights from a discussion on the gods:
      • “Why do I have to be here I want to garden.” – Pax
      • Pax: “Because they’re all gods they’re all technically related.”  Lilah: “Technically?” Pax: “Literally.”
      • “Thank god, thank me!” – Pax
  • Bonus staff quote:
    • “We have an Analise sized bear and a Gabe sized bear, that’s the Analise sized bear.” – Lia

Production Insights 

It’s time to polish! This means spending more time digging into the specifics of each moment. It can be a frustrating process, particularly because the Camp Company has no director! They’re learning how to offer helpful feedback as well as how to set boundaries about when they do and do not want feedback. Making sure every moment is as clear as it can be is an exhausting process on all fronts, but the campers are meeting the challenge with patience and aplomb.