5 days until opening night. 3 days until get-in. 4 days until dress and tech.
SO EXCITED. We had a rehearsal last night with the modern half of the cast and finally finally finally they are all consistently as good as the Regency people. We have a bloody amazing play to show off to people. Everyone has worked so hard and I have worked so hard and Judith and the crew have worked so hard and I am just so proud of everybody.
I can’t believe I only have 8 days left of being a director. Obviously I can’t wait to get started on training to be an actual, proper Stage Manager next year, but I do feel sad that I won’t really get another opportunity to be a director (or at least, not for a very very long time). I’ve loved it. I’ve completely surprised myself and absolutely loved it, and I think I’ve done a good job at it. It’s been the absolute perfect way to wrap up my time in Act One and to be given the opportunity to direct my favourite play with some very talented actors and a budget in a professional venue is insane. I’m very lucky and grateful.
The level of emotional investment I’ve got in Arcadia is crazy. Yesterday morning I was talking to Will about how sad I’ll be to leave the play behind and to stop reading it and thinking about it and talking about it constantly. I’ve enjoyed being in a constantly evolving relationship with the text for about 8 months now, because its so exciting to be constantly getting new readings on the text and characters and to see how incredibly clever this play is.
Waaaah. I’m so happy!!!