A work in progress.
Participating in the development of a new play is one of the most rewarding things that an actor can do, and the journey with Prince to this point has been very exciting. Author Steven Drukman and director Warner Shook led our company through an intense but rewarding rehearsal process. Through a generous grant from the Edgerton Foundation, we were given an extra week of rehearsal, and we spent it around a table, reading and re-reading the play, discussing, parsing, experimenting. It was amazing to have six days to explore the text with cast, playwright, director, and dramaturg; to have the luxury of time as we dove into event, circumstance, neighborhood, history, language and dialect. We had a thrilling opening night on April 6th, and audiences have been loving the show. Now, as we settle in for our run, the ride just gets better and better.
If you’re around in southern California between now and April 29th, I hope you have a chance to catch this sweet and tender comedy. And if you do, let me know you’re coming. You can watch scenes from the show, check out photos and design work, or watch the SCR video blog interview with me.