May 10, 2014
Behind the scenes of WordPlay!
If I may engage in some excuse-making for my recent absence from writing…I’ve been working for the past couple years on a new media project which I’m very proud of and excited about, and we just finished filming our third installment, the WordPlay Shakespeare edition of Romeo and Juliet, which took up most of my past month.
Here’s another good preview in which our director and publisher/producer talk a bit about the aim of the project. Besides making Shakespeare less daunting for students in general, one of the things we’re hoping is that students with all kinds of learning differences and learning disabilities might find this a useful form of support.
It takes the actors some time to get used to working on the white cyc…it’s a pretty disorienting experience. Apparently human brains think corners are a useful thing….
A great snapshot by my ASM from the filming of the opening fight between the Montague and Capulet servants.
Pictured: Carman Lacivita, Kristin Villanueva, Drew Ledbetter
Photo by Hannah Barudin
Me in the studio, watching the script, and probably telling somebody to do something. Look at that gorgeous spreadsheet on my computer….
Photo by Alexander Parker
Romeo and Juliet will likely be available by the end of summer/early fall. A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth are already available on iTunes!
It’s been a fascinating thing to work on as a stage manager as well…both in learning to work in an entirely different medium, and very different capacity than what I’m used to doing, and in getting to help make something so permanent in the world.