We moved into the theaters this week and today we begin our first Tech Rehearsals for LIDLESS and THE EELWAX JESUS 3-D POP MUSIC SHOW. On Friday we tech INANA, BREADCRUMBS and WHITE PEOPLE. It is an exciting time. I love this part of the process. This is the time when all the elements of a theatrical production come together. The collaboration among so many diverse artist is intense and exhilarating. Tech is when we blend all these diverse art forms into an organic whole. This is the time when we create unity and harmony in art…live art. This is the time when we create truth and belief on-stage. I get very jazzed during this part of the process.
Here’s a quote from the American Playwright Thornton Wilder:
“I regard the theater as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. The supremacy of the theater derives from the fact that it is always “now” on the stage.”
Our previews begin next week and we open the 2010 REPERTORY on Friday July 9th. I’ll see you at the Festival.