Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I'm sure those of you on Facebook have seen my posts about doors and wondered what was going on. Let me explain;

I have eight doors onstage for Unnecessary Farce and, as the name implies, the show is a farce with all the typical misunderstandings, pratfalls, and ins and outs that a farce has. Trying to remember which door stays open and which door stays shut, making sure the timing of the opening and shutting of doors is right and trying to get the actors to remember which doors are left open when they exit a room (a feat in and of itself, not to mention them having to remember the blocking and lines and where props go) is difficult. I've spent several hours going over the script and creating door charts and walking the blocking on the set to try to get it fixed in my head so I could direct the actors about the doors and I still feel that I am continually missing a couple of the door moves. It;s very much like a dance. The timing needs to be dead on and if a door is shut, the next action could be completely missed. It is the exact kind of thing that I am not good at and really have to work at to get straight in my head. I have a new appreciation for those '70's sit coms like Three's company. And it only had five doors. But, as of now, I can only give notes and if the actor's miss a door close or door open cue, they will have to get out of it on their own. I will be up in the booth calling the show. Tricia can help them out some with the doors because she is backstage and I think they have it down. They are good at their job and I have all the faith in the world that it will be a good show.

1 comment:

  1. 한때 석탄을 캐기 위해 오르던 길이 이제는 도박을 위해 오르는 길이 된 풍경을, ‘새마을 대운’이 끝나고 ‘올림픽 대운’을 거쳐 ‘월드컵 시대’까지, 그 역사의 음화가 할머니의 입으로 소상히 밝혀진다. 이로써 그간 알고 있었거나 상상했던 것, 기억하고 있던 것들의 빈틈을 채워나간다. 할머니가 돌아가신 뒤, ‘나’와 먹튀검증 엄마, 삼촌은 할머니가 남긴 유산을 찾아 함께 떠난다. 연락처 등 개인정보 입력 시 개인정보도용 등의 불이익이 따를 수 있으니 주의해 주시기 바랍니다. 기술별 솔루션 사람과 기업을 보호하는 최첨단 기술입니다.