On Thursday (10/27), we had a super productive rehearsal! We had to think on our feet a little bit because we had about four new kids join us, and a couple of kids from our past rehearsals did not attend this week. However, after we started off rehearsal with a fun and active game of Zip, Zap, Zop, the new group felt comfortable and ready to work together. Matt and I split the group in half to practice reading lines from various scenes. Due to the unpredictability of which students will attend each week, we realize that no roles will be completely set in stone, and we will have to be ready to improvise a little bit each time. The kids that I worked with were very eager to read parts, and they had no problem reading the Shakespeare, aside from the occasional difficult word. As we read through a scene together, we would pause at certain parts to explain what exactly was happening in the scene, so it didn’t feel like they were reading complete gibberish. Next week, we can hopefully incorporate some stage blocking as we continue to practice reading lines!