Friday, August 27, 2010

MENORCA Rehearsal Blog #2 by Charlie Homerding

16th Street intern Charlie Homerding shares more thoughts on MENORCA rehearsals...

"The first 2 weeks of rehearsal are over! We’ve had additions, cuts, and revisions of the script. It’s crazy to see the process of a new play. Because no one knows what they’re doing. Just kidding, I do, I make the coffee, remember? But seriously, we’re all trying to figure this play out together. Ann will take time to talk about the scenes making sure we’re all on the same page, and every day the actors will bring something new to their characters. It’s been great to be a part of the process. I’ve been helping the actors out with their lines, and I even got to fill in for an actor the other day! Well, it was really for just a scene or two… and I was carrying a bulky stage manager binder. But still fun!

Next week the actors are supposed to be off book. We’ll see how well they do."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Creativity, genius and showing up to work

Paula Swasko sent this to me. Thoughts on the creative process and where it comes from.

It is a video of Elizabeth Gilbert's speech at the 2009 TED Conference. Didn't know anything about this author before or her work (though I think I saw the film Coyote Ugly) but now I am intrigued.

I hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you to show up for your part.