the comings and goings of a working actress: Gisela Chípe
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:
DATE: Friday, September 21, 2012
10:00AMSM clean up
12:00PMFull CompanyHalf HourDressing Rooms
12:30PMTech w/ CostumesTheatre
6:00PMFull CompanyHalf HourTheatre
11:00PMEnd 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.