Monday, October 27, 2008

Thursday Oct 30th BareBones set up schedule

6.Recap Thursday Schedule

9am Soozin and Mark will pick up trucks from Ready Rents
10am Everyone who can will meet at Bedlam to go and load puppets at Bedlam and Rah and begin hauling to the park. * Make sure the Burn barrels make it on to the trucks.

12am Folks should come to haul haybales and rake.

1:30 -3:30 Rig Puppets and set up

3:00 Food Waffle

3:30 Call all performers

Try to have all lights and sound set up before the 4pm walk through.

4:00 Walk Through ---

6:00 Group Circle Up

7:00 Start PreShow

9:00 Reception

9:30 Load Puppets leave Puppets and Trucks on site in either the Trucks or under the pavillion.

* Rachel will get locks for both trucks and will have copies of the keys.

19 Barebones

Arwen Motion Blocking

19 barebones

water serpent training

Sunday, October 26, 2008

10/26 due to inclement weather tonight's performance is canceled!!

Due to snow and high winds tonight's show is canceled!!!

All performers please come help us load puppets and move hay bales @ 4pm!!!!

We will have a rain date performance on October 30th, and performances on October 31st, and November 1st.

for more information or questions call Bedlam Theater @ 612-341-1038 or 612-824-2355

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rehearsal BareBones 2008

Ethan with dog bike in Action and Still
Chorus Circle Up
Orchestra Pit Under Construction

Stilting Harpies

More 2008 Rehearsal Photos

Here's some more photos by Jayme

The only photo this fine site would let me upload... 10/19/08 Rehearsal


I have 23 photos to upload. Maybe, the internet gods are trying to tell me something... but I swear most of them are good! This, I think, is my favorite. And after 45 minutes of trying, the only one I could upload.

Jayme Clifton Halbritter

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Rehearsals at Hidden Falls

The Isadora Duncan Dancers Strike a Pose & Puppet Exploration...

Halloween Workshops are in full swing.... getting down and dirty... at the Saldana Workshop Space !!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

2008 Story Board Final Version

After many hours of brainstorming, visualizing, storytelling, and recapping various versions of the Myth of Jason and Argonauts (drum roll please.....) then final version is in.....

Pre Show
- Deep History explaining the orgins of the Golden Fleece and the Hydra Teeth, told by the gods... in a political commentary.....( shadow show)

- On the trail we find illuminimated maps, realestate agents selling islands, small shows of various islands and testers who are trying to see if you are fit to become an argonaut... for example can you throw a rock and hit a cyclops in the eye, sing a tune in a round, row a boat, answer a puzzle question etc.... the goddess Hecate godess of cross-roads, mentor of Medea with her pack of dogs.

Performance Space - on the hill nearest the pavillion is a set up resembling the pantheon - this is the musician pit, in the center of the space where our show has been played for the last few years is the audience seating in the shape of a boat... ( as audience enters the playing space, dogs on bikes are riding around, as the audience finds there seat in the boat.

Scene One Building of the Boat and Setting Sail

Chorus.... The Song of Setting Sail....

Scene Two Clashing Rocks and Sea Serpents

Chorus.... Song of Myths, Mystery, Epic Tales of Murder, Betrayal, and Denial

Scene Three Golden Fleece and Dragon
Golden Fleece tries to get Ram to go to sleep.

On the sides of the playing space their is also movement of the Harpies like shadows moving slowly in packs...

As the Dragon and Ram scene ends the tree where the scene is taking place slowly turns revealing Jason and Medea.... in the middle of the path of two fire breathing bulls which are headed toward them....

Scene Four
Fire Breathing Bulls -- Harnessing of Bulls -- Sowing of Seeds -- Plowing of Fields -- Growing of Warriors/Soldiers -- WARRIOR FIRE BATTLE -- all die

Chorus -- Song of Atrocities -- why these fields have yielded such pain and anguish.
the deeds of Jason and Medea... burning wedding dress,
stealing golden fleece and
murder of brother ... severed body part lanterns.

Scene Five WAKE

Jason and Medea try to flee the body parts to no avail, body parts come together to resemble arms and legs.... and other partially assembled people... (something happens to Jason and Medea? )

Chorus -- Song of You can not go home again.

Scene Six Heart/Sacraficial Ram(dialogue)

Closing Song