Sunday, March 11, 2007

Places please!

I have been asked to direct Picasso at the Lapin Agile for the Theatre Workshop of Owensboro (TWO). This is a radical departure for me. In a previous life I was the behind the scenes technical guru. So to come out of the theatrical backstage darkness into the stark lime light is both exhilarating and a bit daunting.

These past 2 weeks have been split between meetings with Theater management and script reading. Script analysis for thematic ebb and flow. Detailed reading of dialog to feel the interactions of characters. Budget considerations discussed. Preliminary scenic design reviewed. Tentative rehearsal schedules. And the list just keeps on going...

BTW: His full name is Pablo Diego José Santiago Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispín Crispiniano de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Blasco y Picasso. - Wikipedia: Picasso

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