Photo of the Day: Campers and staff do table work in the courtyard! From left to right in the foreground: Ella (Sebastian), Lilly (Gonzalo), and Alex (Antonio). From left to right in the background: Sakura (Miranda), Molly (Ferdinand), Daniel (RDA Stage Manager), Lee (Ariel), Devlin (RDA Dramaturg), Isabella (Caliban), Fenrir (Trinculo), and Poma (Stephano).

Today’s Date: July 20, 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

We started off the day after breakfast with our morning meeting in which check-ins and scheduling abound. The company chose to spend the first part of the morning doing table work for 3.2 (Caliban, Trinculo, Stephano, and Ariel), 3.1 (Ferdinand, Miranda, and Prospero), 2.1b (Antonio, Sebastian, Gonzalo, and Alonso), and a general Prospero huddle. After a break we blocked 3.1, 2.2 (the Caliban, Trinculo, and Stephano scene that did table work yesterday), and 3.2 in the PEG courtyard. 

Then we went to lunch! After that we jumped right back in and finished up 3.2 and began to look at 2.2. We took a break and came back together to discuss the masque scene.

Alex (Antonio), Ella (Sebastian), and Lilly (Gonzalo) put 2.1b (a scene they had worked earlier during table work) on it’s feet.

Photo credit to Lilly! Sakura (Miranda) and Molly (Ferdinand) began to learn how to waltz yesterday (with Stage Management Intern Mary Rose), today they got to incorporate it into their scene!

Quick and Quotable

  • From the play
    • “There’s meaning in thy snores.” – Sebastian (Ella)
  • From the company: 
    • “Fantastical, colorful, romantic… not kissy kissy but like era.” – Maddie

Production Insights 

Putting together scenes like the masque in act four has really allowed the campers to celebrate collaboration. While we discussed the over-the-top, almost play-within-a-play moment, each committee took some time to discuss their individual needs and ideas. I love hearing the different groups come back together and share in-depth plans for each aspect of the spectacle.