Fresh Eyes on La Ruta, part 1

Fresh Eyes on La Ruta, part 1

Driven By the Wind Attending the table reading of La Ruta was a powerful experience, and there are many vivid scenes that linger in my mind. One scene in particular resonates with me for a variety of reasons. Though the stage direction was just read aloud, I could...

Fresh Eyes on WOLF PLAY, 2nd Installation

Fresh Eyes on WOLF PLAY, 2nd Installation

This week our Fresh Eyes observer, Martha Spence, was in rehearsals watching as the characters and their relationships emerge and start to clarify. Here are her thoughts on this intricate process: I find the play both thought provoking, and emotionally engaging. Here...

Fresh Eyes on WOLF PLAY, 1st Installation

Fresh Eyes on WOLF PLAY, 1st Installation

WOLF PLAY by Hansol Jung began rehearsals this week -- an exciting development for this play that was commissioned in 2017 by Table|Room|Stage. The story, created and shared by the Wolf, centers around a young Korean boy (Jeenu) who was adopted by an American family...

Fresh Eyes on Teenage, 6th Installment

Fresh Eyes on Teenage, 6th Installment

TEENAGE DICK is in the last phase of rehearsal: preview week, when the final element of any production -- the audience -- arrives. Having an audience changes everything: laughs affect timing of  lines, bodies soak up sound and volume has to be adjusted, skilled actors...

Fresh Eyes on Teenage Dick, 5th Installation

Fresh Eyes on Teenage Dick, 5th Installation

Tech week is upon us! TEENAGE DICK has moved from the rehearsal hall to the stage, and all of the technical aspects -- lights, sounds, costumes and set -- are being integrated into the play. For several days, the actors' primary job is to deliver the cues for some...

Fresh Eyes on Teenage Dick, 4th Installation

Fresh Eyes on Teenage Dick, 4th Installation

It's the last week of working in the rehearsal room for TEENAGE DICK, and the focus is on refining and enriching the actors' work before they move into the theatre next week: adding layers to characters and relationships, getting punches exactly right, building the...

Fresh Eyes on Teenage Dick, 3rd Installation

Fresh Eyes on Teenage Dick, 3rd Installation

Rehearsals for TEENAGE DICK are focussed on scene work and fight choreography this week. The actors are building their characters layer by layer, always pursuing greater clarity, depth and complexity. Additionally, they are exploring the many ways that their...

Fresh Eyes on Teenage Dick, 2nd Installment

Fresh Eyes on Teenage Dick, 2nd Installment

TEENAGE DICK is in its second week of rehearsal, and the work is now focussed on how the actors move during the play: staging, plus fight and dance choreography. Each week, we invite our Fresh Eyes volunteers to attend rehearsal and then share their observations. We...

Fresh Eyes on TEENAGE DICK, 1st Installment

Fresh Eyes on TEENAGE DICK, 1st Installment

Rehearsals began this Tuesday, December 11th, for TEENAGE DICK, Mike Lew's new play that is "vaguely after Richard III". Lew takes the broad outlines of Shakespeare's play and resets it in an American high school. Richard, a student with cerebral palsy, is determined...

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