19th October – Bali helps the rehearsal and discovery process
We had our first rehearsal after getting back from Bali tonight. It’s only been since Monday but it was refreshing to see the guys again and also Tim Burns our legend of a stage manager, Michelle our outstanding Producer and Kar Chalmers publicist superstar. It hadn’t been that long since we’d seen the rest of the crew but I felt like a different person greeting them. Greg told me tonight he’s come back and become addicted to trying to do good for other people and search hard for the positives in any given situation. It’s good to see art and life merging together.
When we got down to rehearsing the play we really started to burn rubber and got through more than we’d done before. In Bali we spent so much time talking and researching the play that I think translating it to a practical, working world is a lot easier now. It was just with Christian and Greg tonight and I’m really beginning to see beautifully crafted characters come out in them. I’m looking forward to working with Wayne tomorrow. We’re finding stillness and simplicity at the moment and I hope that’s going to make the play all that more powerful.