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2012-2013 Season

A Run for the Designers

by Janine Sobeck, dramaturg For The Servant of Two Masters, the first two weeks back in school have been focused creating the foundation of the show.  Lines have been memorized, characters have started to develop, the overall blocking (movement of the actors) has been set, and the beginning ideas for all the lazzi moments in the show have begun to sprout.  So much creation has been done, that the next step was to do a Designer Run. A Designer Run is the first moment that the cast performs the show all the way through for the designers.  While still very much in the beginning stages, it gives the designer's the opportunity to see the world that is being created and to make sure that the ideas that they are developing in their individual shops are still working.  This past weekend, the set, lighting, costume, sound and prop designers all joined with the cast, the director, the assistant directors, the stage manager and myself to watch the cast put the whole show together for the very first time. It was a good time. Here were some of my favorite moments: [caption id="attachment_1138" align="aligncenter" width="300"]

Our first intro to the characters

Our first intro to the characters[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1137" align="aligncenter" width="300"]

Our lovers are introduced

Our lovers are introduced[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1135" align="aligncenter" width="300"]

Rivalry? Or alliance?

Rivalry? Or alliance?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1134" align="aligncenter" width="300"]

The servant girls come out to play

The servant girls come out to play[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1131" align="aligncenter" width="300"]

Chaos starts to ensue

Chaos starts to ensue[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1130" align="aligncenter" width="224"]

Things start to heat up

Things start to heat up[/caption] And we've only begun to scratch the surface of what this show is to become!

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