Noises Off: A director's process

Nov 24, 2007 10:09 pm

From George Hunka in Superfluities Redux:
....All this is a roundabout way of saying that, as part of my unusual practice these days of writing for web sites other than my own, a report of my visit to a rehearsal for Richard Foreman's next show is now up at the Ontological-Hysteric production blog -- behind the scenes, into the kitchen or the atelier, whatever. Perhaps you will learn something about Foreman, or about the directorial process itself. At any rate, it's a chance to hear about some unique theatre artists at work. I don't think we'll be seeing a show like Richard's Theatre Nightmares on the Fox network anytime soon -- there's much less yelling and bawling, and only rarely do Foreman's performers and technicians respond with a deferential "Yes, chef!" to his notes. But for those who'd like to see it, free103point9 offers a real-time audio and video webcast of Foreman's rehearsals for "Deep Trance Behavior in Potatoland" every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.