Sunday, August 9, 2009

Directing love

I'm loving this directing thing. Chris, you were TOTALLY right! I'm hoping that I'm doing an okay job of it, but I definitely like it! It helps that my cast totally kicks ass - we've managed to block all but one scene in two rehearsals - only four hours!

There is one bit, though, that's a little... sensitive. Love scenes. The play I'm working on, "Dinner with Friends," is about two married couples. They do what married couples do - they kiss and have sex. No, there's no sex on stage. But there's definitely some steaminess, and that's hard to direct without feeling like you're directing, well, porn.

So on the way home from rehearsal tonight, there was much discussion about it, and I've decided that, as awkward as it might sound, I'm going to have to find a way to verbalize exactly what I want to see. I think that's tonight's project. I'm going to sit down, and, like the writer I am, write out explicitly what I want the actors to do. That might help. I hope.

1 comment:

colbymarshall said...

I love hearing we kick ass :-)

And dear, God...explicit instructions. Hahahahahahahahaha. Dying.