Rehearsal starts in twenty five days. Opening night is sixty three nights away. The two texts are cut and thirteen actors are at hand. And what is this directress doing today?
Driving the seventy eight or so miles from Portland to the beach for a working retreat of sorts. Visit my aunt, binge watch a season of Girls I never got around to viewing, drink coffee from morning to midnight and write the rehearsal schedule, the personal invitations to artistic directors, the press release, and so forth.
And then there is the matter of turning my daydreams into tangible decisions that the designers and actors can latch onto as they explore the undiscovered country, the court of Denmark, and the coast of Illyria. No where better to document daydreams than on the road and along the shore.
Change of scenery it's worked many times as part of the process. As a friend of mine puts it there are three b's to creativity: the bed, the bath, and the bus.
There are a few artifacts of this time that I'm happy to share: the playlist that captures the mood and tone of this Hamlet and Twelfth Night, the pinterest board that speaks to the color palette and look of the show, and couple out-takes from our first photo shoot (so much fun) below that speaks to the bad ass group of artists assembled and how quickly we're translating notions into reality.
On a final note there are a few numbers I left out at top. Salt and Sage has thirty seven days left on our first crowd funding campaign and four thousand nine hundred and eighty nine dollars to raise. You can click the button below to learn more.
Thank you in advance!