Things I've Learned in Rehearsals
On the third week of directing Romeo & Juliet (lessons on working with actors)
- •I'll always prefer a reliable and easy to work with actor over a "talented" actor. It's also rare someone is both
- •It's seriously magical to watch scenes you've dreamt about come together right in front of you
- •It's seriously depressing when actors disregard and not apply previous notes on blockingNo patience for bullshit.
- •There's nothing that irks me more than the "blank actor stare" actors give when you're trying to talk to them about the work/when giving notesAnd then they also don't respond when you're done.... Just punch me in the face it'd hurt less.
- •My heart flutters when an actor says "I have a suggestion.."Doesn't matter if it's good or bad or whatever.
- •My heart breaks when an actor says "line?" Third. Week. Into. Rehearsals.Again. No patience for bullshit.