First rehearsal for Down in the face of God was last night, and leave it to Caitlin to say, “Tradition? Ha!” and toss the time-honored act of sitting around a table, reading the script, then discussing it quietly out a (metaphorical) 50th story window. No, she had them on their feet from the start.
Here’s an excerpt of the email I got from her:
“As for last night – it went great! Im really excited! It was wonderful to dive into the world of the play head first – finally!! I was crazy director lady and had them run through the entire play on its feet and side coached them. It was intense. But now they all know what they’re in for so that’s good. They were all like ‘fuck!!! Time to get off book!!’ ha!”
Side-coaching the first readthrough?! I love it.
So it is with great joy that I bring you pictures taken during all the fun.