I actually gave the Marat/Sade cast the homework to go home and look up The Kama Sutra online and bring in one sexual position that they had never see/heard of/thought of. I got a a lot of “YEEESSS!” On the other hand, I got a few blank stares. Oh University theatre, how I love you. I’d be strung up if this was High School. But then, any High School that would actually be putting on Marat/Sade would be asking for it.
Working on choreographing a piece for Marat/Sade based on this classic Sid Caesar sketch. FUN!
I’m so incredibly proud of these guys and gals. Being on stage is an amazing experience. Getting to watch the students that you are coaching is a different, and in some way deeper, experience. With the Laban and Viewpoints that I’ve given them crash courses in and the research that I supplied them with, they are all really beginning to build the most affecting characters. This next week will be really tough, but exciting. I have physical violence and intimacy to choreograph and deeper physical work to delve into with them. I can’t wait.