I’m starting to freak out a bit about auditions and sets and costumes and lights and sound. Since I am trained as an actor and have come to directing only through watching others, I’m always a little nervous at the start. Will I be able to get my concept across, will I be able to cast talented and adventurous actors with great attitudes, will I be able to verbalize my wants and needs? The questions abound. Once Prelude to a Kiss is cast, we start readthroughs….I LOVE readthroughs, my favorite rehearsals of the project. It is everyone’s first opportunity (or opportunities in my case…I do at least a couple of readthroughs) to hear the playwright’s words out loud. I always tape the readthroughs and use those tapes as my initial line learning tool…but that is when I’m acting, which I won’t be…I’m the DIRECTOR!<G>
Happily married for a million years, Grammy, Mom and Mum-in-Law, kitties Sophie and Phoebe and best dog in the world Boo! Community theater actor and director. Happy library volunteer and amateur (translated to lover of) photographing nature. Avid reader (via Kindle on my iPhone) of fiction. In love with Midcoast Maine.
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