WorkSpace are currently working on a fresh interpretation of Frankenstein during their sessions, meeting Tuesdays 7 - 10pm at George Greens Secondary School. The production is due to be staged in September and rehearsals are now in full swing.
Last night saw the WorkSpace Productions crew meet together to brainstorm and collate their ideas for a production meeting. Everyone involved in the production will also be performing a role on the production team, which will give them a chance to be involved with the design and framework surrounding the piece, as well as being onstage.
The night began with initial visual research, watching past episodes of Big Brother for inspiration and word association. The cast also brainstormed the Director’s vision for the show, adding their own input to her ‘Cold & Abstract’ vision. This was beneficial for all members to extract the most out of their performance and production, and to also aid the Director with their ideas.
The team then split up into separate areas, consisting of Set & Costume, Lighting and Sound, and Assistant Director/Producer. In these teams, they answered a number of questions in order to solve problems which they faced with the staging, spacing and audience framework. The design teams worked closely together to devise an appropriate styling to suit the the setting of the play. Lighting and sound followed accordingly, with the team members closely following the script to create their psychedelic soundscape.
The production roles set about devising a schedule, setting tight deadlines for costuming, photographs and rehearsals from here on in. The Producer also has a lot of big ideas for marketing and publicity, so stay tuned!
The evening came to a head with everyone very clear of their roles, and the type of production they wanted to create. There was even a bit of homework assigned! Next week looks promising, and by the amount of enthusiasm in the room, our Director will definitely have many suggestions to choose from!
We look forward to seeing the finished product from our very talented and creative WorkSpacers soon!