CD released today!
Associate director of Punchdrunk Maxine Doyle talks with Associate Artists Hector Harkness and Conor Doyle of the performance team on The Drowned M…
Following up on the first pre-show talk for The Drowned Man, the second pre-show talk delved into performance and was conducted with Maxine Doyle, Hector Harkness, and Conor Doyle. I wasn’t in attendance, but received audio of the talk, which I’ve posted on Soundcloud.
There’s still one more pre-show talk left in the year, called Site Sympathetic Design, find out more details and how to get tickets here.
Sounds amazing! Runs through January 5, 2014.
This pre-show talk with Felix Barett and Maxine Doyle was moderated by academic and immersive specialist Josephine Machon about the making of The Drowned Man, and took place in Studio 3 prior to the Sunday show. After her initial conversation and questions, she opened the Q&A to the audience. Here is the transcript of their discussion. (There are some spoilers for the set, performers, and scenes used in The Drowned Man, Sleep No More, and Masque of the Red Death).
All this discussion about internships has me fondly reminiscing about some of my early experiences working as an intern for various professional theatres in the late ‘80’s.
Here are my three favorite moments:
Driving a big yellow school bus (with only a brief lesson in a parking lot) for a company of actors and having the brakes go out as we descended a hill.
I was given the task of dyeing a 3 foot square piece of 2 inch shag carpet black to make a “test sample”. The carpet didn’t take the dye but I did (even with a mask). When I got home, I vomited blackness for hours.
On the last day of one of my internships, I (and 2 others) were held up at gunpoint and shoved into a women’s bathroom. There was a rehearsal going on in the theatre 50 feet away and no one knew anything about it until the actors were put on a break and someone found us there.
Actually, I truly loved all of my internship and production assistant jobs. I learned a hell of a lot.
“Six by Sondheim,” an HBO documentary on Monday, looks at the career of the composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.