We moved on from reading the script last week and began blocking. The kids are really coming out of their shells and it’s great. Behavior and cooperation aren’t perfect, but considering where we started it’s much improved. We didn’t really get to acting. This practice was more about who is on stage at the same time, where they should stand and enter from etc.. The kids are still fighting the Shakespearian English. Every practice we get the “why can’t we just do this in normal words” fight. Nia threatened to go rogue during the actual performance and “tell it like it is.” I figure if that actually happens, oh well, at least it will be amusing. Next week I think we will split into groups again and focus on actual acting and integration between actors.