17 June 2014 • by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour
In the Rehearsal Room: Idomeneus week fourIdomeneus rehearsal, week 4: Detail and Clarity
This week the focus has been on the structure and feel of the scenes and on getting the storytelling clear and detailed. We've sharpened the movement elements, pinned down where the props are coming from and made tweaks to design aspects. It has been a process of reminding ourselves what the play is about and what we want to achieve in the storytelling.
Throughout this process we've grappled with the question of who the people in this group are and why they are telling the story of Idomeneus. We began the week focusing on this and deciding the specific question or area of interest that each individual wants to find out about whilst telling the story. More and more I'm realising the need for clarity in every part of making theatre; how precise communication goes a long way to making the journey smoother and the results more pleasing. I really admire how much thought has gone into the decision making in this production.
More of the production elements have been added this week. As we're drawing closer to tech week and as I can see Ellen's vision being realised it's more and more apparent how powerful the story is and how interesting the questions it asks are. I'm very excited to see the final result.