Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Our First Rehearsal

Heather McHenry and Damian Geata as Latrelle and Ty, rehearse a scene from Sordid Lives.

Our first blocking rehearsal was just amazing. I saw some fine work already being done by our wonderfully talented cast. Somehow, the cast's schedules got us started to work on the show's last scene, first. I can't remember working on a show backwards before, but this particular play allows for it. And thanks to this amazing group of actors, we not only got to block the thing in record time, we were actually able to run it twice, afterwards.

It's said that 90% of directing is casting and I have to take a certain pride in the casting of this (and just about every JTMF show). Working with actors as talented, funny and easy-going as these folks, just makes my job so much easier and delightful. If our first two rehearsals are any indicators, Sordid Lives is going to one hell of a funny show. Get your tickets now, before its too late. You don't want to miss this one!

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