Changing the Mode

It seems so long since I last performed on stage. Making the switch from teacher and director to actor has proved more challenging than I expected.

We’ve been rehearsing for two weeks, and today I felt, for the first time, a genuine ease between us all – the two actors, the musician and the dramaturg. At some stage today we each gave and received direction to and from each other quite unselfconsciously. Well, perhaps I wasn’t as unselfconscious as all that, but my remarks or suggestions seemed on the same level of generousity and adventurousness as the others, and to be accepted as such. That fine sense of ensemble is starting to glow in the work, and it is very pleasing. One more week, and then we’re on, the final element is added in – the audience. Hope to see you there!