I realize that sounds morbidly dirty, but really, it was quite hilarious. Last night we attempted to do a full run of Foolproof and for a show that is supposed to have a run time of 55min, we definitely broke the bank. Granted, we reworked a few scenes and ran a couple multiple times, but the major speed bump in last night’s rehearsal process was corpsing. By Wikipedia’s definition, Corpsing is: a British theatrical slang term used to describe when an actor breaks character during a scene by laughing or causing another cast member to laugh. It was an absolute gigggle fest. All and all it was a pretty decent rehearsal.
Making out Is Funny.
It turns out that making out for the first time with a friend, while in character, in front of people is not only moderately awkward, but also incredibly funny. It definitely had the feeling of a Junior High game of spin-the bottle.
I am really excited for people to see this show. Coming soon: Our trailer!
Never did I imagine that I would be SO excited for a website to update… Until last week, when I wanted to check out my fringe show at www.fringefestival.orgonly to find that it wouldn’t be updated and “Alive” until July 1st. And Holy Moly – somehow we’ve reached July. Not sure how it happened, but I’m just going to go with it.
Anyway – to see our page on the site, check this out. I’ve been having a lot of fun at rehearsals, I just wish our director wasn’t such a *Jerk* all the time. Just kidding Mr. Director! If he was such a Jerk, we definitely would not be having some of the best rehearsals I’ve been to in quite some time. We do a lot of work with the characters outside of the text of the script and I really love that. That’s usually the work I have to do on my own when trying to find my character, but by being able to work with the other characters at the same time, it’s bringing a sense of unity. It also helps me feel less crazy, as now I’m not the only one pretending to be someone else…
Besides the Fringe site, We also have a page for The Aspect Lab. There, hopefully in the coming weeks you will be able to see a trailer for the show. I’ll also see if everyone’s ok with me doing some documentation of rehearsals so that I can share them here.
Finally – I know the biggest question on your mind is- “OMG – When and Where Can I see your show???” Please, stress no more:
by Anthony Rydberg
Directed by Nathan Wagner
Featuring Mark Benzel, Lisa Bol,
and Anthony Rydberg
Image Design by Danielle Siver
Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 Franklin Ave.
Saturday, Aug. 1, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug 4, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug 7, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 8, 8:30 p.m.
I am excited to announce that our show as well as 20% got a Fabulous write up in the Minneapolis – St. Paul Magazine!!!!
Here’s a taste:
This month, 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities is doing a show called Perfect Pie by prominent Canadian playwright Judith Thompson. Written by a woman and starring four female actors, the play suits the company’s mission perfectly—and that mission is to help provide employment for women in the theater arts.
After reading in 2002 that women hold only 20 percent of professional theater jobs, write a mere 16 percent of professionally produced plays, only 17 percent of which are directed by women, company founders Claire Avitabile and Blythe Davis decided they wanted a bigger piece of the theatrical pie. And so, in 2006, 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities was formed as a sister branch to the original 20% in New York City and the secondary one in Chicago.
So by this point in the summer, I felt that the opportunity to be involved in the Fringe had passed me by.
But I was wrong.
Oh so very, very wrong.
My darling friend and Prince Charming happened to show intrest in an audition on tctfa.org that I had also noticed and shown intrest in. After 40min in rush hour traffic, two wrong turns in Coon Rapids, some CRAZY costume action – and we were invited into the cast of:
War of the Worlds: The Musical.
It should be fun. I get to tap dance and wear a silly costume. AND We are performing at the old Gutherie Lab space in the warehouse district of Minneapolis on the following dates: