Long time readers will remember that I was engaged to write a one-act play dealing with the difficult problem of work-life balance. The result was a work titled, “Play What’s Not There.”
Well, last Friday we had our first run through at the Guthrie Theater. The team at Guthrie assembled a group of professional actors and we gathered in a rehearsal space for a “table reading.”
Wow. I was really not prepared for how it would FEEL to hear the lines spoken outloud and to hear the characters, “come to life.” I was stunned.
It isn’t that the play was super great (we found many ways in which it could be improved) but rather it was the jump from ink on a page to flesh and blood, heart and voice.
After the work was done and we were all standing around talking a member of the Guthrie team told of overhearing a schoolgirl telling her friend as they were leaving the theater, “I want to be an actor, they help people feel their feelings.”
The Play premiers in June and we are working on an image for the poster and of course we will include you guys in that process? It should be fun.
Now I off to rehearse for the Ending Ageism webinar Jude and I are doing this afternoon.
The show must go on!