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Spent most of yesterday in Winnipeg meeting with folks. By the time I drove home, I was tired, but feeling very accomplished!
First met with Tim Webster to arrange some fight choreography.
I owe Tim a lot. He and his wife have been super supportive of me as a children's edu-tainer. He's also hooked me up with other acting jobs in a variety of venues. It's so encouraging to know you've got someone who believes in you and wants to help you in practical ways. :D
Being a short-ish kinda actor, I was really hoping to snag him for the role of Curley, but September is going to be too crazy for his work sphere. That ruled him out of being involved on-stage, but I immediately snapped him up to help with the fight scene and making sure Curley is convincing in his portrayal of going into shock afterwards.
The fight choreo went real smooth. We laid out the basics of the scene and what the fight is about. Then we worked out the initial blocking, then tweaked it and added some details. Then we walked it out with a camera rolling so I can lead my actors through it in June. (I would post the video here, but Tim made me swear I wouldn't. ;)
After that was a meeting with David Brown. He's the only guy in the province trained in using guns on stage. I told him about the production and what we would need. We spit balled some ideas, then got into the details.
I am so excited. This gun affect isn't coming cheap, but it's going to be worth it. Talk about ending the show with a... bang.
(I didn't just do that, did I?)
He mentioned that Manitoba Opera is also going to be using him in their production of oMaM next spring. Since I was already in the area of their offices, I stopped by, introduced myself, and expressed my excitement and interest in their show.
And then 5 awkward minutes later I left. (The interest was not mutual.)
So far, May has been an excellent month for prepping details. And auditions haven't even begun yet!