So it begins. The casting and auditioning are in full swing for Kit Marlowe, our first show of the 8th Season.
I sat in for a while last night and watched as director Jessie Gallogly put the boys through their paces. Lots of manliness going on up on stage I thought to myself at some imaginary point in space last night, as I watched the same scenes over and over again.
This is the interesting thing about watching auditions, that after seeing the same scene over and over again, some how you are able to see something new and surprising each time. Each actor will attack the material from a different direction. Just the slightest change in inflection and a sentence has meaning that you didn't even know existed. You may here the same line a dozen times and it may not occur to you that a scene is funny until one actor decides it is and you can be won over to their side and it shades the way you see the scene from now on.
We will be going through this at least 3 more times this Season, but Jessie has me feeling like we are off to a great start. Well done gentlemen!