Saturday, August 11, 2012
After a few weeks with mostly farming filling up my time, it's time to head back into the rehearsal room. I actually spent quite a bit of time last week making revisions to my play, Fire on Earth, based on the Fresh Ink reading back in June. Now I'll get a chance to hear them and to play with the actors on some of the more physical scenes in the play.
Fresh Ink will be workshop Fire on Earth starting Sunday night--we'll spend three evenings at Boston Playwrights Theatre, reading through the play and up on our feet, playing with piles of paper and stacks of books and Bibles. This is a chance for us to experiment and have fun with shaping this play while there is still plenty of time for me to make changes. We won't head into rehearsal until December (for the production in February). New play development is a long-term commitment, and I'm grateful that Fresh Ink is giving new plays the time and space they need to really grow before they get to production (and that they're giving new plays actual productions, not just workshops and readings).