I ventured into Dressing Room 6 at the Seattle Rep for the rehearsal of play 6- “Off the Grid”. It’s kind of a fitting name given the rehearsal space. Where many of the other spaces I’ve been in are spacious and sunny, this cast of 3 actors and director Roy Arauz are working in a much smaller and windowless space— but man are they making the best of it. Dan Tarker (this weekend’s awesome photographer—who has written for 14/48 in the past) slipped into the room with me and we were immediately amazed by the energy.
|Roy and the actors having fun and working hard!|
This show is very funny. Roy turned to actress Tonia Daley-Campbell asking of her character, “Does she have boundaries?” Tonia’s gleeful reply? “No!” Tonia’s playing a free spirit, interacting with two WASPs, an uptight mother (Shawnmarie Stanton) and media absorbed teenager (Lisa Nix).
Here’s a taste of some of the amazing lines in the play:
“We speak English, English because we’re white.”
“It’s like being fucked by God through the eyeballs!”
Time update: it’s 3:15, tech starts at 3:30pm! Director meetings are going on with designers—this day is moving fast! Only about 4.5 hrs left, buy your tickets now before we sell out!
(Photos courtesy of Dan Tarker)