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Turn and face the strange

There’s a point in every rehearsal process where things start to stagnate a little bit. We like to remind eachother to see those points as opportunities to push new boundaries, to ask yourself if what you’re doing could be a little more weird, could fall a little more outside of your comfort zone. This weekend, I performed in a themed variety show paying tribute to David Bowie. Initially, I considered doing pretty faithful covers of a couple well-known songs, Read more »

How it feels to make good choices

It’s an exciting day: our next multimedia show is halfway cast. We’re going to be developing this show for a while: it’s ambitious and involves a lot of people, a lot of music, and a lot of little vignettes that we want to connect into a cohesive story. That’s going to take work and time, but we’re fortunate to have some really great people on our team. Today, we added two more. We’ll say more and post some pictures Read more »

Float, Punch, Glide, Slash; Dab, Wring, Flick, Press

We’ve begun the process of auditioning dancers for our next massively ambitious narrative rock/multimedia/dance piece. It’s going to be an interesting process, and it feels good to be taking the first tentative steps towards it. It was also my first time sitting in on a movement audition. Basically, we spent two hours directing the actors in theatre games, character and movement exercises to see what kinds of ideas and follow-through they’ve got. So we’ve already found a couple of Read more »