Text-based character exploration

PURPOSE: Review what the main characters say about themselves and what is said of them by others.

WHEN & WHY:  This should be done early in the rehearsal process, so that people get anchored in the text before they make too many assumptions about their characters that may be off-base. Continue reading

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Puzzling out the plot

PURPOSE: Familiarize the cast (and crew, if you choose) with the plot of the show.

WHEN & WHY: The exercise is envisioned as a way to intro the plot progression of the play without doing a read-through of the script. Continue reading