Today was our second to last rehearsal. It is crazy that next week we will be doing the performance! Our OSHER participants have worked so hard and it is evident in their delivery and knowledge of their blocking. Today, we only had three people show up. This was a little bit of a surprise because the other participants had not communicated to me that they would not be there. We were hoping to be able to do a complete run through of our part but this was not possible due to people not showing up.
Due to low numbers of people, we practiced the scenes with the characters we had present. Since we had the time, we really went in depth with the scenes and made sure the participants were acting with emotion and completing their blocking. We tweaked a little bit of the blocking today to make sure they face the audience and are in the right position at the right time. We also talked about our opening scene and the emotions behind what Malcom and Macduff are saying. We had a conversation about the motives behind the words and how the lines should be delivered. Suggestions were made that the participants look up from their script when they are not speaking to stay engaged in the scene.
Next week, our hope to be able to do a complete run through of our part!