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So What Does A Director Actually Do?...

So What Does A Director Actually Do?...

During our last production of Spine I was asked a few times what the role of the Director is.  The answer is that it can vary from company to company, but in The Green Room Productions it goes something like this:

As the Director, when I read a great play it captures my imagination.  Usually the story visually unfolds in my head and if I can see it working well on our stage I will decide to produce it. 

The next step is to cast the play.  The Green Room Productions has a pool of very talented actors so I will try to cast from them.  If this isn't possible then I will hold auditions to find other actors to suit the roles.

Interview With 'Spine' Actress Beatrice Frias Del Rio

Interview With 'Spine' Actress Beatrice Frias Del Rio

Why do you like acting and what do you think you gain from it?

Theatre has always been one of my biggest loves. Being on stage and telling someone else’s story to an interested audience is an amazing experience.  Observing the impact after the end of a play really solidifies in my head why I love acting.  It can have such an effect and really brings people together.  I have made so many amazing friends through acting over the years.

How do you feel taking on a one-woman play, and what do you think is the biggest challenge?

A Year In The Making ... Someone, Somewhere.

A Year In The Making ... Someone, Somewhere.

That time is here again - the madness that is pre-show week. 

The last two weeks before any production are pretty hectic as every aspect of the play comes together. All members of the company are running around putting the final tweaks to their particular role, and in general preparing for the get-in.  The actors are all in a state of panic that the lines and cues they have spent weeks learning won’t escape them, and for me the Producer, I have to make sure that no fish has escaped the net, and everyone is set to go.

The Flint Street Nativity ... The Truth Behind The Tea Towel

The Flint Street Nativity ... The Truth Behind The Tea Towel

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE TEATOWEL

Come Christmas there are always those cynics who decry infant nativities as pointless charades, championed only by hypocrites seeking to inoculate themselves against hedonism with a brief intravenous of 'meaning'. What lessons, they ask, are to be learned in the modern age from plodding formation of a tableaux by kids trying to work out what a 'virgin's womb' is and how not to 'abhor' it. The answer is 'numerous and trenchant' lessons for all concerned; not in the table itself but rather in the telling.