"Our Town" Rehearsal Photos
Artistic Director David Catlin snapped some photos of his fellow castmates during tablework for "Our Town"--the time when the director (in this case, directors!) leads the cast through the script, discussing everything from dialect to syntax.
The actors literally sit at a table, as you can see, and discuss the script. Depending on the production, the actors may stay at the table for an entire week--or more--before getting the script on its feet.
Here, ensemble members Andy White, who plays a variety of characters in the production, and David Schwimmer, who plays George Gibbs, listen to the discussion.
Artistic associate Louise Lamson, and ensemble members Tracy Walsh and Raymond Fox chat during a break. Louise is playing the part of Rebecca Gibbs; Tracy and Raymond both play a variety of characters.
Here's Anna D. Shapiro--who, in collaboration with Jessica Thebus, is directing "Our Town."
And here's Jessica Thebus, the other half of the directing team.
Ensemble member John Musial discusses a point with production manager Alex Blunt and sound designer Kevin O'Donnell. It's Alex's job to make sure that the production actually happens--that the set's in place, on time and within budget, and that the various designer's deadlines are being met.
It's fun to imagine what John is pitching to Alex and Kevin. "You ever think about hanging a real, honest-to-God churchbell up there? We'll ship it over--won't take a minute. I know a guy in Indiana..."
And don't worry--while Catlin isn't in any of his own photos, you'll see a lot of our Artistic Director when he steps onstage in "Our Town" as Dr. Gibbs. Come to think of it, you'll also see our Artistic Director of New Work, Heidi Stillman, as Mrs. Gibbs, and perhaps even Nina O'Keefe, our Manager of Education Programs (who is understudying a variety of roles in the production).
Someone'd better send Phil Smith a card or something-- as Producing Artistic Director, he's holding down the three-pronged "Artistic Director" fort all by his lonesome self. Better yet, post your well-wishes here. I'll be sure to pass them along.