September 12, 2012
A few favorite moments/realizations from the Pessoa project at the end of August:
How to engage audience in that particular setting: chat with them beforehand. Encourage them to interact with the space. Lead by example. Your tone and demeanor are important.
I couldn’t believe that people didn& [...]
August 2, 2012
Last Sunday and Monday, we held auditions for the Pessoa project (now titled Casa de Pessoa in homage to Fado).
With a standard audition listing in Backstage, we found ourselves very much a part of the system; but we wanted to make our auditions as non-standard, as Yinzerspecific as we could. We wa [...]
April 18, 2011
An email came for us all yesterday. Here’s how it starts.
I want to thank you and the 17 others you worked with for submitting a “Whatifesto” for the TCG National Conference. I’m pleased to inform you that your Whatifesto has been selected to be presented. I’ve curr [...]
June 18, 2009
I already miss you all and can’t comprehend that this is over.
I got quite a few emails today that I want to share with you. They’re in German, but anyway – enjoy:
ich wollte Dir noch zu Deinem Stück gratulieren (gestern musste ich schnell nach hause, weil meine Kinder [...]
June 11, 2009
Here we are- opening night. I wish that I could express the disbelief that I am feeling. I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed. All of this past year’s work is suddenly crashing to a head. And this is just the beginning; we still have Pittsburgh.
I have an immense amount of res [...]
On the eve of our opening night — or the wee hours of its morning — I have this to say:
1. The shows are going to be really good. We’ve faced a remarkable number of challenges: a technician who’s never done theater, actors who don’t speak German, sheep masks that break, [...]
May 26, 2009
I think it’s time to do some Cory-homework. Although it would be better to work for Uni it’s just more fun to write down some thoughts. Basically theatre is much more fun than Uni. I think the Uni-part is one major difference between the two groups. Nearly all the German guys had done so [...]
May 23, 2009
Rehearsals begin haphazardly. Scenes are broken down into smaller bits, bits often rehearsed out of order. It is like building a puzzle; all the pieces of blue sky are sorted into one pile, the green of the earth into another. At some point, the pieces must come together to create the landscap [...]