For tonight’s rehearsal, each of us brought in material to help develop the character of ‘Boyd’. This included a variety of poems and letters. Using a microphone, we each read our individual material, interjected with questions about Boyd from the other ensemble members. At the end of the exercise, it was apparent that there were a number of common threads in idea of who Boyd is and so, our image of Boyd grew.
After this, we tried a physical exercise. Five of us repeated a series of similar actions with one person acting differently – a person apart as it were.
At the end of the rehearsal Graig hinted a little at the direction the show was taking.