Onsite Production Blog
So, it's all over now. The Vancouver Fringe Festival is done and the Onsite Program disbanded. Now that was an amazingly insane ride. We here at Psyche Theatre sure learnt a lot in the past 4 months, maybe more than we've learnt in the past 4/5 years at post-secondary. We mean, there is nothing like actually putting techniques and ideas into practice.
After running through the performance for my director on site, this week I'm rehearsing twice a day at my studio. That will be thirteen full run throughs by Saturday.
The entire process started by selecting stories from my childhood. I chose an order, timed them all separately, then added up the times to make sure they'd all fit into my show's 30 minute time slot. Then I ran through them as an entire unit out loud a bunch of times.
Three weeks from Lost in Twine’s opening night at The Vancouver Fringe Festival, I’ve had an epiphany: producing theatre is like running stairs. More specifically, producing theatre is like running stairs in a heat wave while wearing a snowsuit.
You might wonder how I came to this realization, but there are a few things you need to know about me first.
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