Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Has anyone come up with a more graceful name for feeders? Maybe seconds?


At 12:16 PM, Blogger educat said...

Support Actors? I realize there's a jock strap joke to be made here, but somehow using the word "support" seems right.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Yeah, I like that. I'm planning to double cast the first play - a "real" cast and a "support" cast. They will all need to be at rehearsals, and the support cast will feed in, understudy, and help the other develop their character. I think I also want to do at least one rehearsal with the support cast so that A. they know the role and B. the regular cast can see a different interpretation of the part.

Are any of those bad ideas?

At 9:35 PM, Blogger chitarita said...

I like it all except the use of the world "real". I don't know how, since kids are pretty smart, but I would avoid as a director saying anything that would diminish the importance of the "support" cast.

Could you call them after names in the play? I did a play with a Rosencrantz cast and a Guildenstern cast (and it wasn't even Hamlet!) You can play it up as "R" and "G", red and green, etc.


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