THERE IS JOY! My head contains two distinct answers for this. One simple, one not: Simple one first: There is joy. The other (brace yourself): This is my third experience with this as applies to Theatre. The first time I was maybe all of 17 and yeah, they don’t have a special trash bag to separate that into… The second time I diligently stuck through the process for the first four months of casting and rehearsal, etc, then dragged a friend in to direct. Singular reason: To
(Japanese follows) Drop those T’s, elongate those vowels, make your ‘th’ sound like an ‘f’—you’re a Cockney now, Laura!
As an American from the Great Lakes area, natural Cockney English accents aren’t something I grew up hearing, let alone trying to use. From my high school days as a huge Renaissance Festival and theatrical combat nerd, clean English was the only real dialect challenge thrown my way. Preparation for that was simple, as I could get away with just copying som
Dreamcatcher - An Original Musical One sunny afternoon Gary and I were sat in the break room at work. We were going through a list of stories that Gary had written and we were trying to decide which one would be a possibility for the stage. At this time Gary wasn't thinking "stage" and was writing these stories set in all kinds of places with loads of characters, far more than WE could ever hope to cast in a play. Nothing seemed possible, dare I even talk about "Brother Am