Fresh Eyes

Artists Rep’s Fresh Eyes program brings ‘civilians’ into the rehearsal process. On selected productions each season, we invite 2-4 volunteers from diverse backgrounds to join us for four rehearsals, and then to share their observations in the Fresh Eyes blog. No special knowledge or experience is required of these volunteers – just a bit of time and curiosity. We hope the new perspectives of our guests will illuminate the inner workings of a production for our audiences and community at large, while also helping us learn about the challenges and obstacles a production may present to audiences.

In the 2018/19 season, our volunteers will share their experiences in Everybody, A Doll's House, Part 2 and Wolf PlayFollow along as a production develops from the first reading and design presentations, through scene work, staging and technical rehearsals and first preview – and see it through Fresh Eyes!

If you are interested in being a part of Fresh Eyes, please email Luan Schooler: lschooler (at) artistsrep (dot) org.

Recent Blog Posts

Fresh Eyes on MAGELLANICA, 7TH Installment

For the last seven weeks, the cast, crew, director, designers, and playwright have been building this epic journey to Antarctica, step by step and layer by layer.

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Fresh Eyes on MAGELLANICA, 6th Installment

MAGELLANICA has moved from the rehearsal hall into the theatre, and on Saturday the company began adding in all the technical elements. Tech rehearsals are generally famous for being slow.

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Fresh Eyes on MAGELLANICA, 5th Installment

Sometime, one looks at the rehearsal schedule for the day and it says something like "11-5, Run/work part 5".

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Fresh Eyes on MAGELLANICA, 4th Installment

A rehearsal process always moves from broad strokes to detail work. It begins with figuring out where actors can stand or sit -- that takes the first couple of weeks...

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Fresh Eyes on MAGELLANICA, 3rd Installment

This was Magellanica's third week of rehearsal. In this short time, they have staged nearly the entire play — which is no mean feat, given that the script is 298...

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Fresh Eyes on MAGELLANICA, 2nd Installment

This week, the actors in Magellanica have begun to talk and walk. After the first few days of sitting around the table and digging into the script, it is time...

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Fresh Eyes on MAGELLANICA, 1st Installment

Almost exactly a year ago, we – the Artists Rep staff – became enthralled by E.M. Lewis’s play, MAGELLANICA.

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