January 24, 2006
COME! SHE DID!
Posted by andrew schneider at 02:44 PM
December 28, 2005
REHEARSAL | 05 - OPENING
I was fairly busy there for a time. the show opened. some press came:
Posted by andrew schneider at 11:55 AM
December 21, 2005
REHEARSAL | 04
.HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL
.INTRO is moving. Very exciting. We are generating alot of new material. I wish I could say that I feel like it is a consistently collaborative process. The fact that it is not, is no one's fault but my own. This said, I must state that the process is much more collaborative than past productions of this show. Early on, I set up the guidelines by which we were to work. It was easy enough to feel really comfortable working with [boy] and [girl]. I respect both of their work and share a comfortability of professional interactivity that I did not neccessarity share with the entirety of previous casts.
Posted by andrew schneider at 01:56 AM
December 20, 2005
REHEARSAL | 03
.read revision of "how does that make you feel"
.work through all boy|girl scenes
.We didn't make it to choreographing the intro, however we had a productive day with other scenes. The morning with [girl] was extremely productive as we were able to do a proper amount of table work and get much of it on its feet.
.Afternoon was equally as productive. HINDENBURG/LUSITANIA is looking great, I THOUGHT YOU WENT DOWN is coming along, and YOU WANNA GO OUT has a way to go, but the foundation has been laid.
Production land is coming along. Stine gets in tomorrow. Brendan is starting the build. Break is coming soon. We just started.
Here we go.
Posted by andrew schneider at 01:27 PM
REHEARSAL | 02
.Block the show
.Working in Allan's apartment has already proven troublesome. The dimensions of the Live Bait Theater are significantly bigger than that of the interior of this West Lakeview railroad. This is not an insignificant comparison as the groundplan for Live Bait does not exist outside of BIG PICTURE GROUP's Master Electrician, Margaret Hartman's own drafting. I personally visited the space for the first time today and documented as much as I could, to send to Christine Shallenberg, dependent study's lighting designer, as she has not yet flown in from New York.
Although it is hard to get a sense of space, everyone seems more than properly focused and prepared. Allan has impressed me with his preparation. We made a lot of progress getting him out of his head today. Getting someone out of someone else's head definitely helps me to get myself out of my own head. Sally continues to impress with her natural ability and connectivity.
We blocked the show, with few choreographic and movement based exceptions. Much of the stagnant "stilyzed" blocking is in transition, or flat out has been changed. I am not sure if this is a product of doing what is right, or simply being a bit bored with the blocking from the previous two incarnations of this particular show. (dependent study was originally presented as part of the Phoenix Season during my undergraduate years at Illinois Wesleyan University / subsequent productions include a run at P.S. 122 during the New York City International Fringe Festival.) "DISSECTION" has also been re-introduced in this production after being cut during the Fringe run.
Posted by andrew schneider at 01:50 AM
REHEARSAL | 01
THE TASK :
.A first rehearsal is always both nerrrrvwracking and fun. I feel more of an obligation to make things right since I wrote the show. There is no "done" with your own work. No one's published it. It's not another author's work who has already gotten it right. It is us. It is me. Mine. It's twice the work. Figuring out what it all means in the retrospect. It also happens to be one of the most rewarding things I know of in life.
Posted by andrew schneider at 01:38 AM
December 17, 2005
here we go.
BIG PICTURE GROUP'S second show, dependent study, opens on January 6th, 2005, at the Live Bait Theater in Chicago, IL. I've decided to keep online documentation of the process. Throughout the next several weeks, I will organize, document, and post the process as I see it relevent to the process itself to activley keep a log of discoveries, thoughts, doubts, and various works in progress.
Posted by andrew schneider at 07:09 PM