2 June 2014 • by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour
In the Rehearsal Room: Idomeneus week twoRough sketches and fun ideas.
It's the second week and we're getting stuck in, ideas are flowing. We're reaping the benefits of the ground work laid in the first week and understanding the direction we're going in now and what the production may look like.
This week we've been working through the play scene by scene generating ideas of how to play each one. We've been looking for ideas which capture the essence of each scene, the non-literal associations to what's happening. In pursuit of this, we've enjoyed playing with various props, getting messy with water, trying out music, laughing and marvelling at the various physical shapes the actors are getting themselves into. I like the aspect of not knowing what we're going to come up with, and how thrilling it is when we discover exactly what we're looking for.
I can see the images within each scene becoming clearer, as we discover the tone and structure of each one. Every day we're working I can see the piece developing and growing. It's looking more and more interesting each day. I love how one moment we can be crying with laughter at what the actors have offered, the next moment discussing superstition and reason and the next moment being moved by the power or the beauty of what's been generated.
At the end of week two it feels like we've achieved a lot. We've got rough sketches of each scene ready to be developed next week, and an emerging shape for the play overall. We now have two weeks to build on this - good times ahead!