Daily Archives: September 23, 2012

Man is least himself when…

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Oscar Wilde

Astounding quote.  Just found it.  

I will be in reach all day Wednesday, keeping standard 8-5 “business hours” at home.  I’m making myself available to give feedback and collaborate on character ideas before we head into the final rounds, via phone/skype/g+ hangout, FaceTime, etc.  It’s a great opportunity, and one that we don’t often have when dealing with the big picture.  If you’d like to set up a time, just contact me at charltonx@me.com.  Or just try contacting me that day.  Take care!

This upcoming week

This week’s schedule has already been posted but here are updates/clarifications:
Tuesday is a Mr. McCray day for blocking and it is pages 1- the top of 34 with full cast. Also on Thursday we will be adding Streak of Madness. We will be doing Dangerous Game first and then company will be released and we will continue with In his eyes, Streak of Madness, and Once Upon a Dream. Also, rehearsal on Thursday will be called until 7.

Thank you
Sarah Dodson

Tuesday!

Well, it’s going to be our first adventure into blocking and using dialects. So make sure that you bring a script, notepad, and pencil. It’s also going to be very important that we bring homework to do, because we’re all going to need to concentrate very hard when necessary. But, I think if we put our shoulders to the wheel, great work shall be had by all.  

For Tuesday, we’ll be blocking pages 1 through 34. We will stop at the end of act one scene five. Because I need to get a feel for integrating the mirrors into scenes and the acting work of the chorus, I need everyone to be there. We don’t have a lot of time to do the blocking, so I’ll need you to be extra focused and to think ahead about what you want in the scenes.
If it’s helpful, remember that you are playing a group of people in an asylum who decide to put on this story for each other and watch it. So, that gives you two levels of characters to play. First, you’re playing the inmate. Secondly, you’re playing the character that inmate chooses to play. So think about what they are on both levels and how they relate.  
Most of all, be ready to make choices that are fun for you!  See you there!