Hello Again My Adventure Hungry Friends,
This has been an amazing day. I am now sitting at my computer with my beloved cat Mocha sitting on my lap sleeping away while I prepare to attempt the summation of what has turned out to be a blessed and artistically fulfilling day.
Today started out a little rough on the Artistic Director side of things. Over the weekend a great many things had managed to accumulate to an epic proportion and as they all arrived neatly on my laptop this morning I was quickly inundated with feelings of panic and fear. However, with the help of my trusty sidekicks Jordin Bradley and Ryan Westwood I was able to regain composure and bring what seemed like an insurmountable challenge down to a truly manageable size. It is indeed true that no situation is truly hopeless. Before I knew it the work day was finished and heaps had been done. I felt free of many burdens and grateful to be working on such a fantastic project.
After a quick dinner I headed down to the waterfront where Ryan was waiting for me. We talked a little about our days and hopes for the up coming rehearsal and then began to move equipment for the rehearsal. It was a glorious night. The air off of the river was cool and for some reason traffic didn't seem to be that loud. Maybe we are just getting use to it? There were a few hiccups along the way and some of the actors were a little late to rehearsal but for some reason everything just seemed to go in stride. Our beloved Benvolio, Jack Wells, brought candy and everyone seemed ready to work hard. Before I knew it everything on the work list was finished and we still had some time left over. So, I asked Jeff Phillips (the Nurse) if he would be willing to stay until the end of rehearsal to work on his mask character. He obliged me and from 9:30 to 10 I watched true magic occur. The show began as Jeff finished an exercise and instead of finishing the scene he continued walking off down the sidewalk, carefully and slowly, I wasn't sure he was ever going to stop, and I sure a silk is smooth wasn't going to stop him. He found a bench, sat down and contemplated. After a brief period he stood came quickly back to the stage, (all in character of course) and introduced my to the Nurse. I could have kissed her it was so wonderful. Eventually the mask had to come off the Lazzi ended and we had to end rehearsal but there was a true feeling a beauty and magic that still an hour and a half later tickles and dazzles me. I think this is going to be a truly beautiful show.
Until next time.
"There may be a perfectly good reason a road is less traveled, but that indeed is why it makes all the difference."