My fellowship experience was nothing short of extraordinary. While there were, indeed, specific musical and arena-style directorial techniques I acquired in the course of the process too numerous to remark upon in this brief report, I truly believe the greatest value of the fellowship had everything to do with my interaction with Artistic Director, Molly Smith. more ..
Though I am no stranger to working on a new Broadway production from the very beginning of its creation, George (Wolfe) has an original formula and personal style that is all his alone. Week one was spent entirely at the table reading the script!! This was very alarming to me, but George seemed completely in charge and at ease. As week two began, however, the payoff from all the reads and conversations was enormous. The actors on their feet had such power of information in their beings that playing off each other and following George’s blocking instructions was simple. A very new and insightful way of approaching material, one that I had never seen or experienced before. more ..