• A load off in the rain….

    By Dougal Irvine on July 24, 2009 at 6:36 PM
    Rehearsals / New York

    I’ve been working on Departure Lounge off and on for quite a few years now. You know how it is. Play gets done. People get excited. Play sits on shelf for years, gets done again at fringe festival. More people get excited. Play moves to off Broadway….

  • Really ... Only One Week Left?

    By Sam Brahms on July 24, 2009 at 12:24 PM
    Rehearsals / Performances / Life

    A long, long time ago, our intern coordinator turned to us and said, "Right when you are ready for this festival to be over, it will be."  I remember thinking, why would I want it to end?  What have we signed up for that she is saying this to us?  As an intern, I felt like my first week was spent publicizing the festival, my second week brought me to rehearsals for my assigned show WHORE (Loved telling everyone the name).  I loved every minute of it, but yeah, I was still aware of how time was passing.  If you asked me then, I would have actually been able to tell you the day of the week, the date, that I had slept the night before, but once we moved across the street, into our theater, I don't know if it's because I never saw windows and daylight again, or if it's just that you end up feeling like you'd get more sleep on a cot in the green room instead of going home, but time just began to fly by.

  • Whats in a name?

    By Maggie Raymond on July 20, 2009 at 11:53 PM
    Rehearsals / New York / Life

    I was back home in Wisconsin when I was assigned my SPF Production piece, and to my surprise and excitement...I was assigned to a show titled WHORE. Always fun to say blatantly to people inquiring about my summer plans until my little grandmother wanted to know...PANIC!... before I knew it I blurted that I would be working on a quaint coming of age tale called...Lady of the Night : ) The title, in your face, raw and real, has provided the amazing cast and crew a plethora of stories exchanged most times during rehearsal, always leaving us in stiches and with smiles. From riding the sub with props and papers labeled WHORE, leaving our homes in the morning with "off to the office" goodbyes like "I'm whoring it up today," to totes bag's given to us all by our fabulous Line Producers on closing that read I WHORE NY this show has always kept us entertained and constantly flirting with inappropriate situations we meet with grins and explanations to follow.  

  • The End, and Beginning

    By Nicki Bloom on July 18, 2009 at 1:14 PM
    Rehearsals / New York

    We’re nearing the end of our rehearsal time for Tender, which is in the one breath terrifying and exhilarating. Looking forward to being in the theatre next week! We’re all in intense rehearsal mode at the moment – staying up late thinking about the play and waking up early . . . yes . . . still thinking about the play.

    I feel as though I’ve been in New York for months. Walking around the streets I seem to be constantly running into people I know. Yes these streets are in a 200m radius of The Public Theater, but still. I am floored by the inclusiveness of the community over here. And I have finally managed to find some decent coffee…

  • The Bathtub

    By Rachel Baker on July 17, 2009 at 4:30 PM
    Rehearsals / Performances / Videos

    The bathtub in Whore became a bit of a problem once we hit tech:

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    Rachel Baker (SPF 2009 Intern) takes us behind the scenes of Whore.
    (includes a clip of Sean T. Parker and Aya Cash in Whore)


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