In the end no matter what character you portray, go over the top with the acting and let the director reel you in on the over-the-top-ness.
Slow, half-moon, even movement onto both pieces of metal. Repeat. Slow, half-moon, even movement onto both pieces of metal
I am working as assistant lighting designer for two different shows at the same time. I am experiencing different ways people run their theater rehearsals as well as how someone works on the technical aspects of theater. Working with Groove City College is showing me that even though they do not have a theater major, they can still have a very successful theater program. Learning how to properly be a Lighting Designer at a different college is getting over the differences between our colleges as learning quickly how they do things.
…the show in particular was A Midsummer Night’s Dream I thought “Oh my god this is really going to suck.” But… working some of my preconceived notions of Shakespeare are wrong.
While I definitely prefer the technical side of things over acting, I have no issues at all with being asked to be on stage for a grand total of about five minutes and speaking approximately six lines. In fact, I think it will be fun.
Prior to last week, I was excited because I thought that light designing this show would be less stressful than previous shows. That is until Carlos was adjusting the rehearsal report and adding names of who was doing each design area. He put my name next to sound design, so Terry looked at me and said “you’re going to do the sound too.”
Last semester I did the light and sound design for Theatre Westminster’s production of Into The Woods. Succeeding in this I came into doing the light design for the upcoming production of Northanger Abbey very confidently. What I didn’t realize until I read the script and saw the set design was just how “light heavy” this show is. Luckily, on Monday at work I was able to get almost my entire general light plot hung because we had an excess of workers due to the fact that a lot of the Intro to Theatre students came to do lab hours that day.
In just 16 days I’ll be leaving Westminster College behind to start my life in the real world. A life away from New Wilmington, my friends here, and most unfortunate of all Beeghly Theatre.