Ah! Now THAT'S a photo. Slightly off balance and such a GREAT look on Michelle's face as Desiree does her thing.
Ran through scenes 3 & 4 last night. I've a photo from when we began the night, sitting at tables and just reading. Everyone looks tired. lol! Never make actors sit in their chairs too long; it puts them to sleep. Naturally, Thomas (our director) knows that. Get 'em up and on their feet asap.
Began running the video camera last night in the background. My hope is to get all the fun stuff no one sees but us: the goof ups, the laughter, the giggles. Doing a production is very 3D; there's a lot going on behind what you see on stage. You'd probably be surprised at how much we laugh during our rehearsals. After all, this is a tense and frightening story we're doing. But somehow the more tense and serious the story is, the more we goof off in rehearsals.
Desiree is doing such a great job as our government agent. I think she's really getting a kick out of physically intimidating the rest of the cast. Fergus is gruff and angry. Maria is tense and frightened, and NO ONE can give a surly look like Michelle! Act 3 is really shaping up!