a personal rehearsal diary

by Scott Graham

from the making of pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill

Day 10

Another day of physical devising. Another day of setting things that might appear to have no relevance to the script. It does strike me when one of the performers tells a story of a nightmare rehearsal process due to an extremely selfish actor that we have been very lucky in our work so far. Our performers have been very generous, understanding and trusting and I know our processes must have been frustrating for some. Especially when we have lacked a clarity when describing a task. This task setting is, we feel, our way of liberating the performer from the demands of making the overall show. I guess some performers would feel alienated or even patronised by this