Today’s Date: 7/13/23


Director: Natasia Reinhardt

Staff Crew: Assistant Directors: Cole Metz and Liv Meredith. Dramaturg: Eli Dietrich. Stage Manager: Lillian Malone.


What we did 

We continued to work backward through the rest of the play, this time getting to Antony’s speech and the Plebian scenes. We really have been thinking recently about the power of oration and making mob violence seem as realistic as possible. After our backward run, we started a speed run which went really well. Especially in scenes that were more dramatic and sad, the speedrun added some levity that was entertaining to see. We also ran the show song again in anticipation of today’s music rehearsal. 

  • From the play “A Dangerous Rome” is the line that Antony says to Octavius’ servant. I just thought it was cool, and it’s Lilli’s (SM) favorite line. 
  • From the director Today, we did a speed run of the play, and Natasia made the note that if we could hear the campers clearly, then that is the speed they should be doing it. I think this exercise helped the campers with picking up queues, as well. 
  • From the cast I talked to the campers more about Octavius, as I am finding him an intriguing historical cameo. While not directly impactful to this production, I am mulling over ideas for how this minor character impacts the rest of the play. 


Production Insights 

Today was a shorter day in terms of content, mostly just refreshing ourselves. We made a good note at the end of rehearsal that reminded campers to keep up with their lines. Many actors slack at the end of the rehearsal period because they assume they know their lines. This can cause some decay in their memory, which can sometimes hurt a show. The actors are all doing so well with lines that we just encourage them not to fall into the hubris of assuming perfection. All in all, a very successful day.