If it seems like this production of Othello has all but consumed me on many levels that's only because it has. We've been going non-stop since we started. The work has been thrilling, but exhausting as we try to cram about 5 weeks of rehearsals into 3.
I've been focused mostly on the rehearsals as I've been chronicling our journey, but the folks behind the scenes in our shops have been working just as hard. Our trio of designers and our composer have been really knuckling down to come up with some great stuff. The final push is on as we load in the set and lighting beginning Sunday, and costumes arrive onstage later in the week. We're either going to all be bonded forever or hate each other tremendously when all is said and done. The design and tech teams put in as much if not more work than we do in rehearsal and their efforts really intensify this week.
I can't wait to see it all come together next week. Each night of rehearsal will bring new elements, new excitement, and new headaches that will be solved the next day. But we have to get through the weekend first and head to our first run-thru on Sunday night.
Onward we go.