On the 28th we had our first tech rehearsal for 'Voices'! A tech rehearsal is run through of the play that focuses on working the lighting and sound cues. In other words, we clean up the technical aspect of our play and get it running smoothly!
The rehearsal was set for five but I ended up being early. =) I walked into the lobby area to find Gabe and Manny chowing down on pizza. Four boxes set on the table and Gabe handed me my crazy bread. Which has to be the most delicious bread sticks ever invented! I, being the nice person I am, shared with them. Now, them being freshman, have massive energy and perverted minds. To spare the gory details of our conversation, I will simply say that it mostly diverged to the gutter. This caused Milbrath(the drama teacher) to yell several times, "Watch your mouth, Manny!" Resulting in fits of laughter.
Okay, I do not want to spare. Here is a tidbit of convo(i am stating from memory so this is paraphrased). I had brought up the SNL video 'Dick In A Box' and this is a little of what followed...
Gabe: You were watching that?!
Me: (laughs) Yeah.
Manny: (holding large pizza box) I have always wanted to do that. You know? Just be like, BAM!
Me: You only need an individualized pizza box then.
Gabe: (laughs) Ooohh, nice!
Manny: Hey! My dick is large I will have you know!
Gabe: Fist bump!
(me and gabe fist bump)
Gabe: I need a family size!
Shortly after everyone arrived, Milbrath called us in and gave us a little 'lets do good and get out of here quick' speech. We, hyped up, went backstage and took our places, which happen to be in a row of chairs that line the back of the stage.
Opening Scene: We had to re-do it because we were laughing too much and unfocused. I was dancing to my own music when noone was looking. ^_^
*I have one scene so I am backstage mostly*
Scene One: I found out that the zipper on my bag is loud and that the velcro is equally as loud. Also, it is hard to write poetry on the dimly lit stage.
Scene Two: That damn zipper is even louder when closed!!
Scene Three: I GIVE UP ON THE POETRY!! OMG, i did not know Darika could get that loud! WOOT!! Way to go!! I knew you could do it!
Scene Four: It's the lesbian scene...*watches the two awesome actresses pull off the scene almost perfectly*
Scene Five: Oooohh! I'm next!! *moves into position*
Scene Six: Oh fudge! I was late on my cue! *prays Milbrath will not notice* I only had to do the first bit and then skip to the last bit. Phew! (this is just a tech rehearsal)
Scene Seven: Pregnant cheerleader scene! Played by two freshman!! *crosses fingers and prays* Wow! They are actually doing better!
Scene Eight: Oh! I love this scene! ...hahaha...ELIZABETHEAN MUTANT!! (Gabe is playing a kid that is talking like shakespeare and manny is a friend that is teasing him, turns out that he read romeo opposite a girl he likes in english...It is a really cute scene) Jerry's hot for Angela 'juliet' delicious DeCarlo!!!!!
Scene Nine: Serious time! *watches intently as the scene plays out*
Group Scene: *rushes to place* I have the first line! I love to do it as loud as possible. ^_^ Milbrath gets frustrated at our lack of seriousness. We have to redo it a few times and finally exit.
*Break in greenroom*
We all are very talkative and bouncing around. Gabe is listening in for our cue and he listens into the convo between Milbrath, our stage manager, Beccah and our techie(for lighting), Kyle. They have a fun time talking about our lack of commitment and how everyone is off cue. Then what really pisses everyone(except me because i understand) is when Milbrath tells Kyle that he is doing better than all the actors and we have been working for over a month. This makes everyone determined to try hard and prove him wrong. To say the least, for the rest of the time everyone really tried to focus.
I hope that you now kind of get what a tech rehearsal is like for us! A dash a crazy + a pinch of focus + a lot of fun work = disaster that mostly pulls together + awesome lighting and sound =)
I will just say that for the 29th rehearsal that there was a lot more energy. We actually had a chair jumping contest after our break between act one and two. It was hilarious and a lot fun but it pissed off Milbrath.
On the rehearsal the day of the show not everyone showed up and we only had to be there if needed. I ended up chatting with Kyle and doing the opening scene with very little enthusiasm then going home to get ready.
So, what do you think about the rehearsals? Wish you were there? Glad you were not there?