So. Saturday. The Andronicus Read-Thru.

Honestly, I don’t know what the blank was I thinking scheduling this in the midst of Henry IV‘s opening weekend. But I did. And it happened.

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Andronicus: the power of discussion

As I’ve mentioned, I doled out the roles for the table-read of Andronicus, and I’ve begun to have discussions with some of the actors regarding character.

God, I love these talks.

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Andronicus roles assigned

For the past two weeks, I’ve had a Google form live, accepting reservations for participating in the Andronicus table-read June 8, and taking role requests. After closing the registration one day early (because I already had more readers than roles–even after I separated out those roles that in a full production would have been combined under the same performer), I was able to juggle their weighted requests (they could chose up to five roles, ranking them 1-5) and come up with actor/role combinations.

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Andronicus Table-Read Registration

As I’ve mentioned in the past few weeks, I’ve been working on a rather major script-edit and adaptation of Titus Andronicus for an (almost) all-female cast. But as I can only see how well the adaptation is going by hearing how well the script reads, I’ve planned a table-read of the text for Saturday, June 8, at the Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard, California.

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Andronicus Character List

Last week, I announced that I have scheduled a table read for my edit/adaptation of Titus Andronicus. Earlier this week, I announced on the Facebook event page a kind of schedule for the upcoming weeks in run-up to the event.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, February 18th, 2019


This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes a whole bunch of Richard reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history is pre-empted by an announcement.

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AYL: we open tonight!

After a brutal sick (I’m writing this from bed) and hectic tech week (we lost a lighting designer and an assistant stage manager on Monday), the big day–er, night–is finally here.

We open tonight.

And a I cannot wait to get this show in front of an audience.

More debriefing next week…