It’s been a week since we started rehearsals and we’ve been having an amazing time. We are exploring space eating, group speaking, the Rosalind-Celia relationship, the secret life of plants, choral singing, and on and on…. It’s always difficult to describe what exactly goes on in the development room. We are like hunter-gatherers, leaving no stone unturned, on the lookout for the big find. We are like children, entertaining every idea that crosses our mind. We are like scientists, probing a question to the nth degree. We are like jazz musicians, riffing off each other and finding harmony out of discord.
We are also learning about each other. Though we have been friends for several years and have done a few small workshops together, it’s a different thing entirely to work together for four weeks. Strange Attractor has different methods of building and finding than we do. As part of their Indiegogo fundraising campaign, Strange Attractor has decided to embrace the “get to know you” aspect of our time together, creating profiles of each of the members of Lightning Rod Special. We think they’re pretty great. They’ve been putting up one a day all week and then next week, we will reciprocate and interview them!