Sunday, November 23, 2014

What Happened: Or the Reason the Blog Posts Stopped.

We, the writers, have a confession to make. In spite of all of our best intentions the LHT blog stopped getting updated. We started strong. We meant to get it updated weekly, but something happened. We got busy. Some how between getting what needed to be done accomplished for the production and the hecticness of being young adults, working jobs outside of the theatre, neither one of us got around to updating after the seventh week.

There comes a point in ever person's life where they have to draw the line of what can and can't be done. The blog got shoved to the back burner, or maybe if we were going to be completely honest, it was taken off the stove entirely.

Between the craziness of the rehearsal schedule, the logistical issues of trying to get everyone and everything organized, there seemed to be more things that needed doing than there were hours in a day to finish them all. We hope that those of our readers understand that our absence here was necessitated by our focus on other aspects.

That being said we will hopefully have some pictures from the show posted shortly.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Production Journal: Week Seven - Training the Hound

We have reached the point in our rehearsals where things are finally starting to take shape. Lines are almost memorized, and true drama and feeling is felt in each scene.
We've had fun "training the hound" lately, teaching him how to walk on stilts and getting a feel for how that'll look in his costume.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Production Journal: Week 6 - Half Way Point

We're finally at the point where we have as much time behind us as we do ahead of us. With just a matter if weeks left until the show, we're frantically trying to finish getting everything ready. For the next six weeks we'll focus on ironing out the glitches during rehearsals and getting all of the other behind the scenes preparations finished. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Production Journal: Week Five - "From the Top of Scene Three!"

"Let's run through that again!" is often heard coming from Holly, our director. There is one way to know when a scene needs work: going over it...again and again. That was what most of week five consisted of. With goof-ups and mess-ups all around, everyone breaks out in laughter in the picture above.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Production Journal: Week Four - A Quick Look Behind the Scenes

As we're getting ready to head into our fifth week of rehearsals this week, it seemed appropriate to take a look at some of the different aspects that go into creating a production. Acting is just a tiny part of what brings a play to life. Everything that the audience sees on stage, that adds to the story has to be developed to fit and make sense with acting.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Production Journal: Week Three - The Things You'll Never Get to See, Hopefully

I love being able to work with my theater group. It's such an amazing opportunity to work with these kids and get to be able to put together this production. Believe it or not, the production doesn't start off being a seamless show in which everyone knows their lines, their blocking and does it effortlessly with the perfect emotion and expression. That's absolutely shocking, isn't it?!?!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Production Journal: Week Two - Blocking and Stage Fighting

Here we are with our second rehearsal behind us and things are beginning to take shape! I can't even begin to say how excited I am about how well things are going thus far. Starting this week we are focusing on blocking. Blocking is the specific movements during each scene; where the actors move on stage and the actions that bring the story together. The blocking in a scene is anything from a characters entrances and exits, to the usage of props and, something we began focusing on this week, stage fighting.