Big Love is unfolding like a dream! We have nine rehearsals before we go into tech, and though there is still a lot (a lot a lot a lot) of work to do it feels as if the show is finding its shape magically. A lot of the credit has to go to Ryan McMasters and his inspired music choices, and to choreographer/movement coach Stefan Zubal. These two guys have really cracked the play open for me, and it is going in a direction I hadn’t envisioned. We are just beginning to incorporate music (live and recorded) and movement into the scenes, and as we string scenes together the storytelling and build of the play is revealing itself. It’s so exciting!!! I haven’t really had a process where the show came together quite like this.
And aren’t the Big Love ladies gorgeous in their rehearsal dresses?! Layne, Veronica and Katelynn are three of the funniest and hardest-working young actors I’ve ever worked with. They inspire me (and sometimes frighten me) with their inventiveness!