Tonight I open “The Stranger” as a part of the first week of Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival. We have now performed this show for two small audiences: once Monday evening foe some members of the cast of the week’s other shows, and last night for a dress rehearsal for an invited audience.
Both of these two performances were fine for me. Monday night I felt somewhat “off”, and last night I felt as though the character was there but that I wasn’t listening as well as I could be but rather going over the lines in my head while they were spoken.
My challenge for tonight is to put the full moon inspired madness of the workday behind me, and allow myself to sit in the character, find the moment and listen.
I’ll let you know how it goes.