at this point in the show, (at the bell hooks & mary oliver) ‘you don’t have to science it anymore’
more schmear w/ the spit
e- when i hear you i imagine that you’re tired- really blast thru your words
Notes from JP on end staging:
it feels like a lot of theatrical stuff all at once packed in together (but im also seeing it without the momentum of the end of the show)
energetically it feels like at this point in the show, we are getting down to the essential truths, there could be a w/ slower pace… (“its like having pillow talk in every room in the house”)
some could happen earlier, in other shows, in other places, etc
what ones feel the most true to you, k?
i like the spitting part
the labels can come off quicker- spending a few stanzas on them is too many
i like the hands i think
if we could do the drawers/purple earlier that would be cool
the section-twirl, sit, dust, could be condensed- — too many moments in too quick succession, too fast
i like the fabric better when its big & flowy- like it less as accessory
i really like the spit on the projector
JP- theres multiple ways you’re visually representing your heart (hands, drawing, scarf)- pick your image. mixing of the metaphors at the end- too many things at once. if you give us too many options it shuts down our whole semiotic agency
-e- some of this stuff can happen when the recordings are happening
the purple wings could happen earlier in the show- e- like for lepidopterus?
e- the most important thing to focus on right now is the text, making sure you’re speaking it in the way youre really working on feeling and communicating the text. the staging is interesting but it has a danger of covering rather than illuminating, if we add too much.
jp- don’t think about how you sound- you don’t want to be self conscious about your voice while youre acting. think about what you’re DOING. not how you sound. focus on your intention.
practice saying it to your scrambled eggs
practice to friends, lover, to your breakfast, while you’re jogging.
anything that can help you break out of the patterns of saying it
voice exercises ideas:
whispering my body has been built for cruelty
person whose teeth are wired shut-mouthless (kanye/katie mouthlessness)
night + ocean + crickets
- Movement notes starting at “My urges implode” are in google doc
Compositions for “i talk of flight because”
- 1: Draping black dress over chair, over shoulders, orbitting chair
- 2: Playing with purple floaty fabric
- (in both cases, “loving becomes something you wear, something you wrap yourself in”)
Images from Composition to take up a lot of the space included:
- tying cheesecloth to purple fabric, attaching to a chair, pulling across room
- tying purple strips to back of a chair to float behind as chair moves
- rolling across room in chair, pulling fabric out of drawer on other side of room
- cheesecloth comes out of white paper towel dispenser
*write on the transparency strips in permanent marker!
sam congdon and sassy have the same birthday
they are both cancer/leo cusp july 21st :)
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene in 1953