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Sunday
Jun272010

"40 is the New 15" Casting Announced

Sunday
Jun272010

"40 is the New 15" Casting Announced

Sunday
Jun272010

"40 is the New 15" Casting Announced

Friday
Jun182010

June 17th 2010 - Rehearsals Continue

 

"40 is the New 15" Rehearsal

Dana Meller as Sarah rehearsing "Higher" and "Better Than This" with Cindy O'Connor, composer

 

The first week of rehearsals is in full swing, and it's an exciting time.  With 5 new songs, and several new scenes, we're smoothing out the new material and solving problems/answering questions as we go.  We've built a 'gap week' into the schedule, so that we can spend some time next week doing revisions and issuing a revised script, before we go back to work again.

I had a bit of a meltdown yesterday when we were exploring the new monologue and song for the character of Winter.  It's difficult sometimes, when working with some real pros, to maintain my ego and not get defensive in the face of criticism and tough questions.  I'm getting better at it, but I also need to remember that in the end, I have to trust my instincts and hold true to my vision, or I will regret it.  Sink or swim, this will have my name on it (and Cindy's!) and we have to be proud of the message and the impression it leaves on the audience.  So, it's all a balance. 

 

Monday
Jun142010

June 14 - Production Meeting Angst

 

Stage Manager Ernie Fimbres, Producer Scott Guy, Director Michele Spears

 

We had our first big production meeting, and things were a bit... tense.  The schedule is a bear, with 5 very busy cast members, and the desire to have plenty of time to explore and revise the script as necessary.  In the end, we were able to formulate a rehearsal schedule, after much wrestling.  Onward and upward!