Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
So we all gathered in our lovable rehearsal space to start our second rehearsal. Missing however was Baki and Tapai, our two birds of the play. Though most of us were quite tired from work or classes, we still managed to reserve some energy for the night ahead.
We started off by doing some character analysis as well as location analysis of the play. To be honest, this was the first time i've ever gone this in depth into a script before. But now i've got a bigger overview of the script, thanks to our lovely director Marina :)
I guess some of us were still kinda tired :P
Anyway, Ram, our assistant director, took us through a little concentration exercise which was quite a hilarious sight to see. We basically had to go through the alphabet one by one and remember what the other person had said before that. So as the game went, we all went to the amazon and with us we brought these items:
Japanese Air Fighter Plane (trust Tony to come up with that)
Shafiqah (big guess who came up with that :P)
Van Morrison (Tony's work again)
Xena Warrior Princess
I can't believe I can still remember that lot. Can't wait for the next rehearsal because it'll be my chance to torture them with some games.
We eventually got round to doing a quick script read and when I mean quick, I really mean it. A 54+ minute play got turned into a 22 minute play. It was hilarious to listen to the script being read at the speed of a bullet train.
Now, somewhere along the line in Malaysian theatre, a bunch of people decided to head to a mamak after a rehearsal. That has sparked off a tradition. So as per that tradition, after our rehearsals we all headed to a mamak near our rehearsal space. As you can see in one picture, some of us were extremely tired after the rehearsal :P
So yes, this is rehearsal life. So if you ever see a rowdy bunch of people turning up at a mamak at about 10 or 11, most probably they are a bunch of actors.