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Dinner


Wandering around pre-dinner Paige (my fellow blogger) and I notice props coming together. Things are looking good. We run into Brian Stricklin who is telling a sign to dry. “Dry, dry, dry,” he says. I think that is OFFICIALLY how it is done. There is also a prop being painted for play 1 and I here the designers say, “THIN PAINT, THIN LAYERS, THHHIN” Rehearsal continues in various states throughout the inside and the outside of Stage 1 Theater. Dinner […]

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Late Afternoon Rehearsals


Plays might be any number of places in late afternoon rehearsals.

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Morning Rehearsal


  The morning rehearsal. The writer will sit through the first read-through and then it is all about the director guiding their cast of actors through the script again and again. There are different styles. Many read thrus sitting down. Having the actors wander around and learn their lines. A quick read-thru and UP ON FEET and blocking. And stopping and adding. And blocking. Looking around the day has a different vibe than yesterday. It’s cooler and the plays feel […]

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Two-handers


The two-hander is theater slang for a play with two people. 14/48 always has one two-hander and it’s infamous for having the hardest roles. Then actors only have 24-hours to learn half the lines in a 10 minute play (as opposed to a 4 or 5 person play where you might only have half as much). You also only have one person to play off of, so you have to hope you get good matches for the draw since there’s […]

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Fake fur, a dagger, and the most profane t-shirt we can find.


Mid-morning has turned into afternoon and everyone’s prepping for Tech to start at 3:25.

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