Here we are! The big day is come! Some scenes from backstage prep:
Seeing the joy and excitement of these campers when they get the chance to spend some face time with the ASC actors they’ve been watching onstage and working with in master classes is always one of the most rewarding moments of camp. The actors have always been beyond generous with their time and talent, and the campers have always been beyond thankful for the opportunity to chat with their heroes.
Check out the campers in Vicky Vail’s introductory ROADS to rhetoric workshop:
I swear I didn’t even stage this moment, where Vicky asked the class about applying this new knowledge to understanding Shakespeare:
Be still my heart.
This morning, the campers strutted their stuff for directors, RDAs, and production interns in a collaborative, quadripartite audition.
Needless to say, we saw a lot of talent this morning.
Then, campers went off for their first voice class with ASC veteran actor Allison Glenzer.
As I said, while campers were hard at work finding their natural (“cookie”) voices, the staff rolled up sleeves, took off earrings, and prepared for a knock-down, drag-out casting session.
Several hours (and severed limbs) later, we emerged with THE LISTS.
Um… that’s a lovely sign, Daniel, but not exactly what I meant.
That’s more like it.
Campers also saw the lists!
Now, it’s off to dinner and read-throughs. Ta ta for now!