Saint Aggie's '84

The history of a new musical as it comes to be…

Let There Be Lines…

…or perhaps, a Play is Born? I don’t think so. Sorry.

What an exciting evening it was, though, hearing ‘St. Aggie’s ’84’ for the first time. Linette Smith, Stephen Delano and I did read the play a couple of weeks ago, but I was reading the part of Hattie, and very involved in acting it out, not really in a position to listen that effectively. This was quite a different experience, and the energy of this talented young cast was infectious. I’m so impressed with these student’s abilities at cold reading, its hard to do, and this is a big play. It was great work, all around!

There is still a long way to go but I’m feeling energized and ready to take on the next few weeks of work. Whew!

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2 Comments»

  Trish wrote @

How exciting. For you and for them. When I was in high school I was in the band and we commisioned a composer to write a piece of music for us. It was a fascinating process for us all to be involved in and I remember how charged we were when we played it for the first time. We felt so completely engaged in the music and there was something very magical about being the first people to bring this art to life. I’m sure that these students are feeling that same sense of magic. Knowing that they are breathing life into these characters by uttering the words you have written for the first time. Watching your work unfold, transform and take shape must be magic for you too.

  Morgan wrote @

It was nothing short of thrilling to see the whole thing on paper.


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