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So the first week of rehearsals have come and gone. Most importantly for everyone over at North Fulton Drama Club is their Kickstarter closing.

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With a whopping $4,535 raised!

128 people from all over contributed to the campaign to fund the enormous task of making this production successful. It was chilling to watch the llivestream of the last hour of the campaign as the director, assistant director, and producer all talked about the process up to date. The chat room had many comments and there were messages coming in from twitter.  They even had more contributions roll in down to the last few minutes.

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So from this little writer to all those marvelous people out there who gave their hard earned money to the arts:
THANK YOU! YOU ARE AWESOME!!

Now. What are earth was the cast and crew up to this week?
There was table blocking of Act 1 scene 2, Act 2 scene 2 and group work by the Ariels. This is an important feature of the show to note. Normally Ariel is a male role played by one individual. But in this particular production Ariel is seven ladies total all working as one massive spirit creating mischief under the guidance of Prospero. There is Ariel Prime and her 6 aspects. The seven ladies have a hard road ahead of themselves to create a cohesive personality unit and still keep their independence as separate aspects of an overarching consciousness. How does someone go about creating something that sounds that crazy?! With fun games and a little voice work, of course.

And we had the first {and hopefully only} accident of the show.

Didn’t you know? Theater is a physically challenging event to partake in.

 

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The other two scenes were ones where with Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban. These three have such chemistry out of the gate it is ridiculous. They are the comedic relief in this story and you will be in for one heck of a ride trying to keep up with their shenanigans.

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 yes, there is boot licking… 

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Over the weekend, Nikki and Alyssa charged through the greater Atlanta area on the hunt for the perfect fabrics for the custom made costumes for the entire cast. Yeah. You read that right. They hand make the costumes for the shows. And this one is going to be intense. There is a strange combination of late Victorian into early Edwardian fashion motifs sewn together with the steampunk aesthetics. These two ladies have big imaginations and all the skills to make dreams a reality. Needless to say: I’m terribly excited.

A little video to finish it all off. My first and the first of many.

 

 

 ”We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.”

~*~

 

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