It was wonderful to hear the actors once again reading Angus’ new draft of his play Scowl which is being workshopped in this first of a series of four National Script Workshops facilitated by Playwriting Australia throughout 2012. It’s great to see how the play has grown since yesterday’s workshop session and to hear the notes being taken on board and successfully injected into this draft. All of the guts and soul and language and power and drive and wanting which made the first draft so strong is still all there and now the throughline – which the playwright is now fully appreciates and can, as such, drive the story in a clear, concise and thoroughly engaging manner! Thanks to yesterday’s hard work, Angus came back today with a clear storyline which gently proffers a simple yet profound truth. Tomorrow, there will be a reading for industry representatives for both Angus and Van’s play. I’m anticipating a good day tomorrow!
After this morning’s work, I met up with my acting friend and co-producer of the Sydney Fringe Festival show we are hoping to get up in September. It was great chatting with him about acting, agents… and everything we need to get done in order to get this show up! Argh! We still have a lot to do to get everything together in under only 5 months!
And before I sign off for another day, below is a moving audition tape performed by Rachel McAdams for the role of Allie in the touching 2004 film The Notebook based on the novel by the same name. He beautiful and detailed work had me fixated for the entire 3 minutes and 37 seconds! I hope my audition tapes look this good! Got to keep working on it!