Propeller blog
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Ten days to go

Just back from a meeting with the fabulous (predominantly female) production team: Cate DiGirolamo (Production Manager), Emily Thompson (DSM), Prema Mehta (Lighting Designer), Kristine, Sue, Fahmida and Eva (Designers), Poonam, Suba, Dominic and Amman (Directors) and Julia (Producer).  Twelve brains puzzled over the production schedule: how to tech and dress four shows in two days, how to deliver a sound design on a shoestring, and where and how to paint a 5m x 5m floor cloth.  This seemed to be a challenge too many for some – no great surprise at the end of a long week’s rehearsals, I suppose.

I seized the opportunity to slip into one of Suba’s rehearsals for Zindabad.  Kristine was also there to observe and mentor Suba as director.  The presence of an audience at this early stage clearly made everyone nervous, but what a cast!  After only a week, they seemed incredibly comfortable with Avaes’ script, and were playing really well together.  Hopefully well-deserved praise from Kristine (and a lot of laughs from me) will have given them the confidence boost they need.

Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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