Sunday, 29 March 2009

Giving the story away.

It felt strange last thursday telling the story because it felt like we were letting everyone else on a secret. There was a lot of hype about it and we felt that there was a lot of pressure on us to come up with something original. I also tried to keep an emotional distance from the story as I knew that it would have to be up to the design team to make it come to life, and as I director, I don't want to have too much ownership over the story as I know it will probably change and shift in direction when we start working on it. Therefore, looking at it from an objective angle from after easter is good because the story will start to create its own identity when myself and rosie start directing it.

I have never directed before so I am very keen to start and I think Rosie and I will be able to work together well. I want to, before anything else, do a lot of company ensemble work as I feel that being in four seperate teams for so long has hindered us ( in some respect) from working as one. Therefore I want everyone to get to know each other again and get used to acting in an ensemble.

3 comments:

Rosie said...

I feel completly the same. Telling the story to everyone was a very strange feeling, that I can't describe. I had not thought about the moment everyone would hear the story and so had not prepared myself mentally.

I am looking forward to the rehearsals and I believe more character dynamics will appear in this process.

I also agree with you emma about ensemble work. Working as four seperate teams has meant that not all of us have worked together yet and getting this relationship right is very important!

CAROLINA said...

I can't wait...

Emma C said...

Thanks Rosie for your comment. I believe that by working closely every friday with everyone will make us a very cohesive group. I think that its important that everyone needs to work together and be in tune with each other as it will make the show much more believable for the children, they need to believe in the story and the characters and I definatley that our actors can do that, aslong as we make sure they become a strong ensemble!