Bacchae @Getty Villa Diary 2018.07.30
1st day of the 2nd week with 3 new faces in the room!
Aaron Poochigian: our Bacchae translater.
Eleni Kyriacou: costume designer from Greece.
Kelly Maurer: from SITI to help Chorus work (I mean, everything)
Today’s rehearsal was charged with energy and passion.
How lucky I am to work with these wonderful people in this artistic place on this difficult/tricky but important play!
Table work with Aaron
We, including Shelby Brown from Getty Villa (thanx), crammed in the green room. Made many changes & cuts in the script. Aaron has been open minded, quick and powerful. Amazing.
Training led by Akiko @theater inside
up&down, slide 45 degree, Basic #3a, Stomping->Slowten (Darron West, sound designer, provided the cool music related with Bacchae), Standing Statues free style speaking Astrophic.
With sticks and benches.
Staging the beginning of the play. Ellen Lauren led choreography with floor pattern. Assignment to her had come on Saturday. I wonder if she’d got proper rest on Sunday off… Anyways it was fun and everyone pitched in ideas. I love this company.
Break. I had lunch @picnic area with Nana Dakin (assistant director) under the beautiful California sky. I wanted to eat/chat with her more. 20minutes is kind of short 🙂
Continue to stage.
Then drove back to our residency via Topanga Canyon Blvd. Leon made the dinner; pork chop (sous vide), ravioli and sautéed veggies. Arigato.
I know, we know, this play is a monster in many ways. It’s about the Theatre. Ah Dionysus, let us keep exploring!