November 01, 2006

Hit the ground running

Today is the day! Tech week begins tonight and runs everday until opening night, which is the 8th. I am excited to see what is being incorporated into the show when it comes to lights, video, sound, etc. Our costumes will come this weekend I believe… and the challenge of allowing all of the newly added elements to complement my performance, not hinder it. I’ll be honest… I’m nervous about getting distracted. Sometimes I wish I could sit and watch, but I can’t. Ah, well.

We will have 12 consecutive shows in a row.

Starting tonight we cannot call for lines anymore… we get to suffer through the confusion, but I’m glad for that. It will raise the stakes since everyone will be on edge pursuing objectives like crazy. I will read over my script two more times to find where I most often leave out a line or say it wrong. We also have an audience tonight. It is crew view which means everyone who has been designing and building, or who will be running the lights/sound, or on props and costumes (dressers), will be able to see the show for the first time. This gives them an idea of what their work will be like, and what the performance looks like since they’ll be behind the scense running the show.

I have to go finish a paper and run lines with myself.

I did manage to squeeze in some Halloween fun though… which was very important. Some friends and I ate candy and spooked each other out as we walked the perimeter of the psych centre. Always a good, creepy time.

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