Winnipeg Studio Theatre presents Godspell - page 10

sing or speak while drumming it takes quite a bit of practice, which I’m
excited to put in to make it entertaining and fun!
KSENIA:
this show is unique because the actors are basically playing
themselves. I’m looking at the text a lot and getting to know everyone to
see how we can help their personalities shine onstage. I’ve also thought
about different everyday materials and objects that can be used in a fun
way for storytelling and choreography – everything onstage has to be there
for a reason and we need it all to contribute to the actors’ portrayal of the
text and ideas beyond it. Soon I’ll be trying to determine the moods and
themes of each scene to work out lighting design.
ERIN:
Besides making paperwork? I’ve been trying to teach myself to read
music… and also make more paperwork.
ANGELICA:
PREVENTING MY STAGE MANAGER FROM STRESS AND
MAKING THE ACTORS LOOK SUPER FABULOUS ON STAGE
ROBERT:
In preparation for Godspell I am committing to regular gym
sessions to build up my stamina and also increased voice training. This
is the hardest score I’ve had to sing yet, and boy, these orchestrations are
something special.
TATIANA:
The other evening I watched the old movie version of
Godspell
starring Victor Garber, which was… interesting. Stephen Schwartz has been
very forthcoming in various interviews about
Godspell
, so I have done a lot
of reading about him. In his notes to the director in the
Godspell
libretto,
he also references an old book called
A Feast of Fools
by theologian Harvey
Cox, which was John Michael Tebelak’s inspiration for the show and really
helped me to embrace the spirit of what this piece is. I have been reading
some more practical books about directing as well, which offer advice on
everything from how to coach actors to how to talk to your designer to how
to run an effective tech. It’s been a great learning experience so far.
HALEY:
In preparation for the show I’ve been spending a lot of time on
learning my harmonies. The show is pretty challenging musically so the
more time I spend on it now the better! I’ve also been trying to figure out
who my character is and how to infuse myself into what’s already written.
JEN:
Growing up in the Catholic faith, I am personally very interested in
the connections and interpretations in the script that were taken from the
original Gospel readings. I feel that it is crucial to go back to these readings
to get into the mindset of the disciples, as it would make for a truthful
performance. All of this, and working on my egg shaking skills.
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