Day 16: Creating an Ensemble (4/16/12)

Posted: April 17, 2012 in Staging Rehearsals

At last, yesterday we all came together and began the process of building the full Crescent City ensemble: actor, singer, visual artist, production team, we all have been working for the most part individually–but the big act of merging the worlds really began yesterday. Ideally, by the time we reach May 10, we will not know who is a singer, who is an actor, who is an acrobat, who is a musician, but all feel like one body inhabiting this one space. The ease with which that boundary started to get crossed yesterday was pretty astounding and promises good things for the next three weeks.

We spent a good amount of time exploring the space and the various installations, spatial balance, the expressive potential of the various installations, and even a sense of character within the world. I was so excited by the simultaneity in the space of all the activity splayed out at various tempi and intensity, and realize that more than most other productions I’ve ever done, this is truly an exercise in spatial composition.

  1. Shari Hitt says:

    This is exciting to see the production come to life. Thanks for sharing the journey.

  2. Gabriel Romero says:

    Oh, how I wish I could have been there!

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