So, originally, I had only interpretted two major moments for necessary fight choreography. After pulling in the fantastic Joshua Simpson, we collaborated on other moments and have a sleu of moments throughout the show. Today we went back over the choreography they learned last week and honed in some of the detail. It's looking GREAT!!!!
Having laid down the basic movement of each scene, tomorrow we begin our deeper journey into the characters and the choices they make. I'm excited to watch these actors (all new or recently returning to the stage in this style of production) grow and develop in their characters. They have already brought new and interesting ideas to the table (quite literally) during our discussions prior to and during blocking. As we go into this week of deeper study, I'm very eager to see
At rehearsal two days ago, we began going back over the work we had previously done on Morse's first two monologues. I captured a snippet of one of these to share with you guys. Caroline is doing a fantastic job of enhancing her storytelling skills. We are working with her vocal variation at the moment, and this clip shows how well she is doing!!! I am so very excited to see where she takes this character as we move forward!!!!
I recently found this awesome article, from the New York Times, discussing the power of Naomi Wallace's work in general. It then, quickly, goes into a deeper discussion of One Flea Spare and its relevance to today. New York Times Article I found this paragraph on page 3 of the article, very interesting and useful in my comparisons/parellels of the time of the play and today. " 'It was actually the Los Angeles riots in 1992 that started Wallace on ''One Flea Spare.'' ''I'd bee
This poem was one of the inspirations for this beautiful piece Naomi Wallace has created. It is two lovers sitting together, the gentleman is romancing/coming on to the woman. He talks of a flea and attempts to convince her to let it live. The flea, having bitten both of them, represents their love and "marriage bed." Check it out!
Tonight we dove into character analysis. With one week of no rehearsal - the actors had homework of bringing research relevant to their character to help the other actors understand the people they'll be in "the world" with. This snippet shows us in the middle of discussing Snelgrave (Scott Stockwell). After talking about his desire to be on the sea, we dove into discussion of his relationship with his wife, Darcy. This is where we pick up in the video! Enjoy!