Sunday, June 19, 2016

Week Two: Harmony

This week marked the entrance of a dear friend to the show. Despite it being almost a year since we had last worked together, we immediately picked up where we left off and began to create as if no time had passed at all. I was reminded of why we worked so well together (her playful, positive energy), and how fulfilling it is to be reunited with an old friend. It's truly one of the joys of life- and would fit perfectly into We (or Us)!

However, there is no piece dedicated to such an occasion, nor for many of life's moments which should truly be cherished. These are no lesser than the experiences we chose for the show, and there are plenty of mythological stories which discuss them- but we only have time for a few. So how do we as a company do justice to those not chosen?

When the question was brought up to the cast, it didn't take long to find a solution. A cast member suggested that we use our transitions and the moments in between the moments (or pieces) to address the audience and the experiences previously passed over. The brilliance of the response not only found a solution to my question, but reiterated why we do ensemble theater: together, our voices create more beautiful layers and complexities than our singular efforts ever could.

Thanks to everyone that came to our acroyoga workshop last Tuesday, and see you all next week!

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