From Lysander - 7/18
7/18- We blocked all of Act I today! So far it looks amazing, and I can’t wait to see more scenes and act in more scenes as we move forward. Today was definitely a day of learning and new experiences! Throughout the day we did exercises to help us develop our character and to help us get comfortable with the script and our lines. We (as our characters) wrote letters to other characters in the play like our love interests, or our best friends, or even our enemies, and I think it was a bonding experience for the cast as well. We also started doing deep breathing exercises to get ourselves centered in the headspace of our character, from the help of our movement coach. We played some more improvisation games as well, just to let loose and have fun, and near the end of the day we all combined as one cast and started learning choreography for the beginning of the play! As always, we were open to everyone’s suggestions so that everyone can feel safe and comfortable while rehearsing and performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But to be safe and comfortable, today some of our administrators unfortunately had to reprimand some of our cast members. To be a cast member means that you are in a community, and I think it is very important that all of the cast gets along and everyone respects one another, and I think them realizing this will bring the cast even closer than we already were, or at least I hope so, because I have a really good feeling about this show, and I can’t wait to see where it goes.