Over the next few weeks I suspect things will become much more intense. I can see that our production is heading towards our destination. I feel that the company now have a good grasp on where it is we are going. It's important for us to remember that we started out with nothing, just an idea and a group of people. Now we have a play in the making. The process has been a rewarding one for me, but I also feel that the process has had a positive effect on our participants. At times is see the engagement of their imagination and it's electric. I know that in a week or so we will all be in a much better place, with a stronger through line for each individual. I hope the audience will stick with us on this journey and enjoy the show. The tickets are nearly sold out for our opening night on the 9th. We sill have some left for our second night, the Wednesday the 12th. We have some development that needs to happen but I know we can all push and get it done. I am excited to see where we go from here.
More to follow soon.
Time has passed, and so much has happened!
Our Friday workshops were a nice break in the weekly routines, and hopefully some of our participants felt inspired to continue to do theatre in the future.... However! We know that some of them will, in fact we recruited a few of them to our production “Spot the Odyssey”.
From having our once-a-week-rehearsals at Studiefrämjandet, we are now up to three times a week, with the actors working hard outside the sessions in order to make it work. Last Sunday we had our first run through of our first act. There is already a clear structure to it. Yesterday we made an attempt of the second half, due to illness we didn't manage a full run through, but instead we discovered some interesting new layers. On the other hand, most of the second act is already devised and by the end of this week I'm convinced we will run the play in its whole entirety.
Over the last few weeks we have also planned things that surround the production, such as: lighting, sound, costume, make-up, props, scenery etc. This is new and exciting stuff for some of our participants. And with their different backgrounds and areas of expertise, we get plenty of amazing ideas and creative inputs!
On another note, as the performance dates are getting closer, I would also like to remind you to book your tickets! You can do it here on the website, so just follow this link:
There are still available seats on both days, but the tickets are selling out quite fast.
So, I will speak to you soon.
Have a lovely week,