-- "Do you love theatre"? [monologue] semi-improv
-- How much?
-- Why do you love theatre?
... filmplus.org/ethio pages & blog
"Writing a Show" -- Caligari style
How to record the "drafts"?
-- even video/audio recording should become a part of the actual show?
top hats, sticks, bow-ties, sun glasses. Gloves, vests! Canes as magic sticks? One derby hat?
circus tricks with stick and hat + plates
Americana -- jazz
"on strings" and subject compositions [stick-frames]
... hard colors, dance shoes [b/w] capes! Red, Gold, Green handkerchiefs
silver, gold glitter
long cigarette holders
coke battle dance [with its sound effects]
plastic bags numbers
one... tuxedos ?
... fake big makeup:
Two leads and TWO choruses [girls vs boys]
[ other images -- mise-en-scenes ]
tableaux -- for each character, for each scene -- as in modeling, with flashes
stages of drama -- evolution of sound [sounds]
G-stagematrix [group] notes
... fake money [quote from Cabaret] paper and coins
Swim suit competition [beauty pageant]
end -- almost naked -- we are humans.
Lul : "Making A Chorus Line" [concept-show and development through Improv]
... images, sounds, texts
G-groups -- stagematrix & playwright [director's notebooks]
First (big) "original show: Lul-concept :
Public or "Open" Theatre -- open auditions, open rehearsals = process as performance.
Topics, issues, subjects -- discussions [ table period that never ends ]
Aspects of production : cultural identity -- what is SELF and Chorus?
Ethnicity -- "one out of many"?
Theatre as Family model? Church?
Three pictures [left] --
1. angelic identity [ artist ]
2. music - strings, cords
3. faces and places -- the idea of Capital [Academy?] Metropolis.
... dance numbers:
tango, waltz... salsa? [ gypsy kings ]
"suspenders dance" -- she dressed as he.
Auditions presentation as workshop?
"White Face" -- Madonna-like
bola hats dance vs. clowns
Director & Assistant/Translator
Cast -- 12
Auditions for Lul
[ posters, PR, publicity ] lul.vtheatre.net/tour + teatr.vtheatre.net/seasons
Auditions, single numbers, monologues, stories...
What number they are competing in (as in Et. Idol): song and dance
Topics for discussion -- money, success, diaspora, love... and death (subtext)