The set of my most recent production.
The People and Poet's Heart were a success.
These two short plays were to be presented as guerrilla theater, preformed on the street, pop up style. But due to bad weather we were forced to move indoors, which turned out to be a good thing. It was quite enough for the actors to really play with all their volume levels and doing so create a more engaging performance for the audience.
There were many struggles that came along with this production. First of all there was the time crunch, my cast and I put these shows together in 2.5 days, with about 20 hours of rehearsal in total (that does not account for the time the cast spent memorizing lines during their free time). The second struggle was my own, I was working for about 20 hours every day of production, with very few breaks, I would be leading rehearsal, cooking meals for my cast, and then would be cleaning or prepping sets or props in my food breaks. The heat and weather didn't help with any of this.
In the end we created 40 minutes of beautiful theater, theater that I hope we were all very proud of.
These shows represented me stepping out of my purely artistic mind, relying less on spectacle and beautiful moments to fill a show, and instead had me working as an actor's director, creating fully formed characters, working to find the truth behind the beauty of the words. Outwardly these shows may not have represented my aesthetic, but I think my aesthetic may be evil into something that can be appreciated by a wider audience, as well as the same niche I filled before.