Our last rehearsal yesterday. Tweaking rhythm. Tone. Transitions.
Falling is a work in progress – not sure what draft playwright Jamie Johnson is on – and it’s important to present it as best as we can so the work can continue.
Constance (I’m playing her at age 48) is a very complex character – and every time I read her, I peel back another layer. And with four versions of her, facets of the same stone, we each look for similarities between ourselves and our younger selves. Now at 48, how is she the same as she was at 30, 18, 12? How different?
I’ve been pondering these questions myself since, in this rare instance – after years of playing younger or older, often younger – I’m playing close to my own age for a change.
We polished. We fine-tuned. We’re ready.
With thanks to Victoria Shepherd, who isn’t able to make it to the reading, for being our thoughtful and enthusiastic one-woman audience.
Next up: a minimal tech rehearsal the morning before the reading, adding music and lighting. Then we read for an audience.
The reading of Falling has one performance only – on Saturday, March 9 at noon. Tickets for New Ideas readings are pay-what-you-can, so there are no reservations. The box office opens at 11 a.m. – CASH ONLY.
The New Ideas Festival opens with the Week One program on Wednesday, March 6 and runs until Sunday, March 24 – up in the studio at Alumnae Theatre (Toronto).
3 thoughts on “Falling – final rehearsal”
thanks for having me. it is a poignant, moving piece and you and the rest of this cast do a beautiful job bringing it to life.
I simply cannot wait for this!!! 🙂
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An important aspect of the New Ideas Festival at Alumnae Theatre is the script development afforded by the Saturday staged readings. In the first week of the Festival (March 9), the reading is “Falling”. Come see it!