Friday, September 21, 2012

I love the theater: Tech week for pride@prejudice at the Capital Repertory Theatre

For those of you who don't know what a tech week entails, here is a preview of the next few days:

Rehearsal Schedule

DATE: Friday, September 21, 2012

TIME                          ACTORS                                TO DO                                   SPACE

10:00AM                                                                     SM clean up
and prep                                 Theatre

11:00AM                                                                     Dry Tech                                Theatre

12:00PM                     Full Company                         Half Hour                               Dressing Rooms

12:30PM                                                                     Tech w/ Costumes                  Theatre

4:00PM                       Dinner Break

6:00PM                       Full Company                         Half Hour                               Theatre

6:30PM                                                                       Continue Tech                        Theatre

11:00PM                     End of Day


11:00AM Aubrey for 45 minute fitting in Costume Shop

11:45AM Michele and Gisela for 15 minute shoe fitting in Costume Shop


11:00PM Production Meeting

We work under the lights, sound and on the set that have all been meticulously designed for this process which is the synthesis of theater--the technical elements with the breathing human. And ouala! A PLAY emerges . . . 

Today we actually got through the entire first act of our play with lights and sound which is exactly what we set out to do!  I make a note of this because I find it a rare occasion when cast, crew, designers and directors all get what they want done in one day.  There are many technical elements to get cohesive and many more ways of working that can prove challenging when put in one room together--and that is the beauty of creation! Challenging one another, respectfully, can bring great things into being that would not have been had we all been polite or disinterested.  This is one of the reasons why I love the theater.

Rehearsal shots of the cast (minus me!) and a manhole cover in Albany, NY. 

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