|Richard Di Gregorio contemplates time...|
The clocks series will be attached to press releases and others will be available here in due course.
The next major step in pre-production for On Time is to shoot the two A/V sequences of the show: one, which introduces Richard and the themes of the show; the other, a short film that is partly an act break and partly an excuse for Richard to take a breather. But both pieces still need to be shot over the coming weekends, giving Richard enough time to edit them well before opening night. Behind-the-scenes photos from both shooting days will also be available for publicity.
Three Women had a very important meeting this week to discuss limited venue options for November and how we want to proceed on numerous levels. The show is a particularly collaborative one from the get-go, since the second half will be workshopped with the actors before I write the script. We’re also tossing around suggestions for production design and music before we bring on board people to help with our vision. And, most discussed of all our decisions, was the choice to invite someone in for “directorial input”, rather than having a director. We’re either mad or we’re... well, we’re probably mad. But three actors, a writer and a possible stage manager/producer all seem to be almost on the same page, so we might be able to pull it off.
We’ve decided to put off production until early February, 2012 – but there will be a presentation version in November. Still settling on which venue to use (since two that take our fancy are available in February, but not-so-much in November), both have their advantages and their disadvantages – but we are beginning the workshop process this Sunday and looking forward to trying parts of it out in November to see how it’s looking and to get some support behind us for the February season.
|The Letter X has no real bearing on the project...|
It will be interesting to see what we can do in so little time. Excitement for the quick turnaround time has already created momentum toward the season – and since we know we haven’t got enough time to scratch (or pinch) ourselves, we also haven’t got time to second guess things. The pieces will be pretty sparsely produced, but we’re eager to present pared back but polished versions rather than just a season of script readings. Enough with the readings, let’s get on with the show!
And I’ll sleep in October.