I love rehearsal, exploring different aspects of the various scenes, that is my favorite part. Rehearsal is digging into the bones of the script, to see what I can find. It’s very loose; nothing is set in stone so I can adjust scenes multiple times. I like to play with my options; sometimes my first choice is the best, sometimes a scene needs more adjusting.
Anna has a soul (like we all have) that is tugging at her and causing her to feel pulled to a deeper life filled with real love, poetry, and truth. Her husband is kind but he doesn’t see her for who she is. She struggles with depression and anger at the life she is obliged to lead.
Doing “Huck” enables me to work on material I’d never in a million years be able to make into today’s film market—I doubt even Steven Spielberg could get financing for a film version of “Huck”.
According to the Associated Press, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the fourth most banned book in the United States. Book-It doesn’t shy away from banned books. Our Danger: Books! series tours a collection of the ever-growing number of banned or challenged books to middle and high schools each year.
I did Macbeth in High School. The fights were wildly unsafe, the choreographer was an Aikido Sensei who didn’t care if his actors were bleeding as long as there weren’t any broken bones. But nonetheless, I loved it.