Mastering the Beast of a Dialect! 10/11/08
Today's rehearsal was really a run through and cleaning up of scenes we already had a general sense of but what was more of a struggle was the articulation and vocal boxing match we all had with Mira. She's trying to get us to remember the energy and breathe support it will take to be heard and understood on the thrust stage. It can be a hard thing to remember when rehearsing in a small space but its something that we have to be aware of at all times. So we went through many scenes doing what felt unnatural for most of us- putting 100% support behind the popping of the consonants! Felt weird but made a world of difference.
Things we're exploring in great depth: intentions in relation to pace, being understood and filling the space- should be fun!