Everything is getting crazy around here. Rehearsals are going well, everyone is up on there feet and I am feverishly writing and erasing blocking for 3-4 hours per night. The actors are doing well, seeing as they must be off book by Wednesday. I am still a little bored, but only because by the time rehearsal begins I have been at school for about 8 hours and I am getting very tired. Today I am meeting Carol to pull furniture from the prop room. This will make blocking a little easier and make my job much heavier. I will have to find help to set up the scenes now. It is good that it stopped raining. If it was pouring, moving things would be much harder. Tonight’s rehearsal will go well. It will make up for how slow we progressed yesterday. Sunday rehearsal are great, we accomplish at lot in terms of character work, but little in the way of quantity, I mean number of pages blocked.
Classes are becoming difficult. I have about 3 homework assignments due next monday in costume design alone. We are really getting in to desiging costumes for Antigone. The play was interesting, but I am having trouble finding differences in the designs I want for the characters. To stay true to the period it is difficult to create unique individuals. This is more difficult because for this project we cannot use color, everything must be gray scale. Therefore, everyone is white or gray. I cannot use reds or blues to separate or define people. The figure drawing I handed in today was better than I expected. Although, I still have trouble with the proportion of arms. They are always too long. Most people are focusing on what they are good at. I am going to take the approach of working hard on the aspects that suck. Like arms, hands, feet, faces…..basically everything needs work.
The other classes are going well. later today I have movement with Gerry Trentham. We are slowly working on a movement duet project. I am working with Ebony and we have never worked together before. It should be interesting. Although, from our last experiment we both have different interpretations of the project. I take a more abstract view of the project and likes to take things literally, or make a realistic scene out of the piece. But this is just my first impression of working with her, so I could be completely wrong. We will have to see how it all goes today.