Photo of the Day: The company blocks 3.3! From left to right: Lia (our Camp Director as a stand in for Adrian/Francisco), Lilly (Gonzalo), Lee (Ariel), Lucy (Prospero 1), Devlin (RDA Dramaturg as stand in for Alonso), Ella (Sebastian), Alex (Antonio), Gabe (a spirit in this scene), and hiding behind the rest Lilah (also a spirit ready to enact mischief).

Today’s Date: July 21, 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

After our usual morning meeting we started off the day by blocking 1.2! This took most of the morning as it’s an incredibly long scene. Those not in the scene ran lines, did text work, and generally did the thing. Before breaking for lunch our venerated leader Lia led the campers in Zumba! After a restful lunch break we worked 2.1a and 2.1b in the main courtyard and 4.1a and 2.2 amidst the trees. We took a break and came back to block 3.3. After one more break we finished up 3.3 before we were done with rehearsal for the day.

Quick and Quotable

  • From the play
    • “You are three men of sinne.” – Ariel (Lee)
  • From the company: 
    • “I love being Maddie, this is so much fun!” – Lilly (standing in for Maddie in a scene)
    • “My feelings are that… I love it!” – Maddie

Production Insights 

WE HAVE A LIA! The campers have been doing a phenomenal job in her absence but they are SO excited to have her back! It’s been a definite boost in energy, plus the company is thrilled to show off their work to a mostly fresh pair of eyes. The company is also approaching the coveted benchmark of having touched on every scene in the play. It’s always encouraging when tangible progress is being made.