It has been an amazing journey being part if this project and I truly have created memories that will stay with me forever and always make me smile.
The last week has been especially exciting for me as part of the Chorus as I have also had my chance to do a performance as the part of Medea after taking on the responsibility of understudy.
It speaks extremely highly of Mikyla’s character that not due to illness or unforeseen circumstances did we switch roles- myself playing Medea and Mikyla taking my place in the chorus- but because of Mikyla’s sheer generosity and warm heartedness.
Playing Medea has been an incredible roller coaster from start to finish. Whilst this part is, with good reason, important to every female actor and I’m sure a dream role for most (certainly me), it consumes an intense level of focus and demands long hours of investigating impossibly complex, dark emotions and subjects.
That said, once it reaches performance, if you have done your hard work you can let yourself go and nothing beats the high…
So, matinee over, we were on to the evening performance: I was back with my chorus and the mood was amazing in the Bombed Out Church.
Over the last 4 months all 8 members of the chorus have have had an intense rehearsal shedule! Starting our first few rehearsals with (as I’m sure it’s been previously mentioned) highly awkward body invading space exercises and yes there was touching (all above board… nothing funny). From then on in (although I say it myself) we worked phenomenally well as a team and it is one I am damn proud to be part of.
I hadn’t rehearsed for the chorus since the Casa shows, doing only rehearsals as Medea. However, the chorus, Julian and I all had faith and it wasn’t misplaced. During the evening performance we worked once more as part of that team, seamlessly reacting to each others moods and movements, focusing constantly on the breathing around and within us to know when to speak and move in unison.
Not only has it been a pleasure to work with 7 accomplished and skilled women, I’ve made some seriously awesome mates..
And why else give 4 months of your life to Greek theatre? 😉
I’m so, so sad it’s almost at an end… but it’s not over yet…
Roll on the Unity show this Saturday! 😀