By Jamil Jude, Assistant Director
Today the first preview performance of STICK FLY, I wanted to take a quick moment to reflect on this process and the journey of bringing this play to the Park Square stage
One of the greatest pleasures of working with Marion McClinton is seeing him work with actors around the table. For those of you unfamiliar to the play-making process, table work is usually done in the first day of rehearsals. It is an opportunity for the actors to read the play and ask questions about the text, their characters, their relationships, and it’s a time where the director begins to unfold his vision for the show. What makes table work with Marion so rewarding is that he doesn’t rush the table work. He allows his actors to take their time and really learn as much as they can about their parts as possible before moving on.
OR is an incredibly adroit script, bridging the gap between being a modern and relevant play yet written in the literary style of the Restoration.
“OR is an incredibly adroit script, bridging the gap between being a modern and relevant play yet written in the literary style of the Restoration. It was given a wonderful production, elevated to great heights thanks to the trenchant and utterly believable, while high-style performance of Emily Gunyou Halaas, and the incredible acting dexterity of Matt Guidry and Mo Perry, who play three roles each. Mo added a kind volcanic power to her remarkable changes of character which, under the razor-sharp direction of Leah Cooper, produced a distinctly “run do not walk to the ticket sellers” production which should not be missed.”