Changes to the week before:
As I mentioned in my evaluation section of last weeks action plan, I was unable to find a costume for Saint Joan that would be suitable for her character, therefore, I have set a deadline for myself to have a costume sorted for Monday morning. Therefore, I can avoid panicking finding one a day before the show and will be able to rehearse in costume for the technical rehearsal on Tuesday.
Unlike previous weeks where I haven’t been able to put a definitive time, I have found out which days the tech and dress will start, with them starting both at 11:30. I can then prepare and get ready for that time, running through pieces last minute and getting in costume on time.
|‘Saints and Sinners’ Project Action Plan and Timetable
|Week No||Date Week
|13/13||22.05.17||At the beginning of this week, we had a meeting where the plan for this week had been discussed. Due to the Bonnie and Clyde set being taken down on the Monday, we will not be able to run anything in the theatre, therefore, Monday morning will focus on getting a final costume for Saint Joan which I can then use for Tuesday. The technical rehearsal in the theatre for Saints and Sinners will start at 11:30 on Tuesday, where I need to make sure I have all of my costume and know what I am doing, in order to achieve this and be in the right place in the right time, I will create a crib sheet, which I learned about while doing my spring commission in year 1. This will last until 5pm and continuing the next day where we will be doing a second run, this time it will be a dress rehearsal in everything so that we are ready for the 7:30 start that evening. The show will be on Wednesday and Thursday evening, even though there will not be a run on Thursday during the day, I would still like to get notes on my performance so I know what I need to work on to improve during the day. I would like to run through Shopping and F***ing at some point this week before the dress rehearsal on Wednesday so we can be confident with the piece. I will also go over Saint Joan so I can be confident on that.
|In order to complete the tech and dress on Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be using the theatre, which will be our performance space on Wednesday and Thursday evening. However, for any rehearsals, we can still use rehearsal spaces around the department, I need to be aware that there are other groups who also need to rehearse, therefore, a schedule has been made with Lynn and Erica so we know who will be rehearsing where and when.
For the technical rehearsal, I need to make sure that I have all of my costume with me so that I can run it through to see if it works.
Although I would like to run through Shopping and F***ing, I am aware that Sian will be focusing a lot on developing Lulu as a waitress with the other two waitresses, therefore, I need to see when she is free to avoid any clashes. A schedule has been made so that I know when Lynn and Erica are not free to rehearse.
|I was able to meet my aim and talk to Lynn Monday morning, because of this, I found a costume for Saint Joan that morning, and therefore, I was able to have all of my costume together.
The tech and dress took place on the days we had planned and we were able to get through both during the day. I was able to get some notes and work through Shopping and F***ing with Sian, Lynn and Erica, because of this, I was able to add more to my character’s personality through her looks. We also added more movement to make it more energetic to stand out from the other characters on stage at the time.
I was able to take notes of my show for Thursday and Friday, so I can now read them and think through the process, allowing me to write my evaluation over the next week.