This week we kickstarted rehearsals with two casts of professional actors. We read the scripts and then got up on our feet to explore how to create sea walls and Phytoplankton and gigantic crab robot monsters with our bodies. During the breaks, we kept our commitment to eco-consciousness by providing the actors with reusable food and beverage containers and small towels, as well as a coffee maker, microwave, and mini fridge to encourage bringing food and making coffee in the theater and discourage take-out.
This week we also began building our set, a multi-layered street scene with lots of hidden secrets. We gathered enough recycled lumber from recently- closed productions to build the entire foundation of our set without purchasing anything new. We can’t wait to see how the stage and the staging continues to develop!