So it’s already the night before dress rehearsal (with an invited audience, no less), and we only arrived here a week ago.
It is the strangest feeling rehearsing a play that you’ve already performed. Right now, it feels like we’re trying to recreate the show we did in Saskatoon last fall, instead of simply performing the play. Also, without an audience, the space feels oddly empty and hollow.
This whole adventure has really messed with my sleep cycle. I was in show mode for King Lear (up till 2 a.m., sleep until 11a.m.), then I quickly switched gears back into rehearsal mode of working 10 to 6 p.m., and now we’re back into show mode again. All in a week and a half! Needless to say, coffee is my best friend.