Of rehearsals and gigs

Rehearsals for Pandemonium are rolling along well. I’m off-book about two weeks ahead of schedule so I’m feeling OK with everything. Everyone seems to be doing really well also, I’m excited to see this show when it’s ready to go. In my scene in particular, I tossed and turned for a few nights trying to make sense of the blocking. My scene takes place in the Peruvian Rainforest and my character is very physical. The character’s name is Chullachaqui What bothered me the most initially was the blocking. It’s not that I couldn’t get it right, it’s that I felt awkward doing it the way I was.

The position didn’t seem right, the angle, everything. Today, instead of having rehearsals at the dance studio, we were able to use the actual stage the play will be presented! Wow, if ever there was a moment of clarity, this would be it. I took one look at it and knew a few modifications to the blocking and I would feel much more comfortable on stage. And lo’ and behold, when time came for my scene–it was spot on. It’s a shame I won’t be seeing that space for another few weeks, unless of course, we get lucky again. *crosses fingers*

I had a paid gig the other day. It was for a student production at San Jose State University. The entire production was based on television shows and the director (her name is Kelly) who cast me initially planned on a movie review show but changed it at the last minute to a Outdoor Hiking show. Prior to actually shooting it, we went out and discussed the dialogue and I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to, without hesitation, answer these outdoor survival related questions. THANK YOU DISCOVERY CHANNEL! The character I played was Ken Matsumura, Forest Ranger/Survival Expert who is on the show to promote his book. It was a fun gig!

I’ve sent out for a few auditions, hopefully I can keep these gigs rolling in. NAP TIME!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Liberty says:

    I could see how blocking would be a challenge, especially since you guys are practicing at a dance studio. A stage feels more open, plus it’s where the actual show will happen. I’m sure your superb imagination will help you figure it out! =D

    My Ala Moana Apple interview went well. I’m about to post a blog about it, so you can read about it there! (Plug! Plug!)

  2. Liberty says:

    I’m actually not sure if the presentations will be recorded… let me check on that…

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