Tempest: A World of Pure Imagination

You know how you always wish you could just put a plug into your brain and what you're creating so amazingly in your cranium will just magically write/draw/compose itself?  Directing is kind of like that.

It's always a thrill to see the images in your head spring to life at the hands of talented actors and actresses.  Naturally, there are changes, modifications, betterments - since theatre is a communal art - but I thought you might get a kick out of seeing the side-by-sides of how I imagined something and how it's turning out

You can see all of last night's rehearsal photos here and here.

Prospero, Miranda and Caliban

Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo

Ferdinand and Miranda
Sorry, I don't have a great pic of the 
"writing pretty" moment, but it does happen! 

Antonia, Sebastian and Prospero
Over the Sleeping Bodies

Prospero and the Sprites
Gonzalo on the Throne of Sprites, too!

All photos courtesy of the lovely Olivia Mitchell!  Thank you!