So we have 7 days of rehearsal left before opening night. I would say most of the lines are down, but a lot of the scenes could use some serious work. But that’s not what this journal is about. This journal is about the weird and funny stuff that happens during drama.
The main event of drama rehearsal today was a scream in the dark. Between scenes, about half way through the day, as Kendra (who plays Blance) and David (who plays Mitch) walked off stage to ready for the next scene—all the lights in the auditorium off—we heard a scream. Upon hearing it, I turned the lights back up quickly to see what happened (thinking someone got hurt). After a thorough investigation by someone, David announced, ”It was pitch black, I don’t know why, Jason just touched her.” The rumors started shortly after that. “He touched her?” “Where did he touch her?” and so on. This ordeal was mentioned on and off until the end of rehearsal.
I interviewed Jason (who plays Steve) and found out what really happened:
“It was pitch black, I was just sitting there as Blanch and Mitch were going off to go on their date and Blanch was feeling around in the dark like, “I hope I don’t walk into anything”, and all I did was this, just like this,” Jason then crouched low in a chair and put his hands up like claws and whispered the word Bah, “then she freaked and screamed bloody murder.” He then proceeded to scream just like Kendra had.
End of Part 1
After rehearsal was over, Kendra mentioned that she still needed to film something, so it was decided we would record the last scene of the play, but she made on mistake: “I won’t even use the audio, I don’t need sound.”
The cast then decided to go through the last scene of the play, which is very dramatic and serious, however Travis (who plays Stanley) decided to go back stage and take his pants off. I can’t even begin to describe what happened after that, but at this point, Travis is wearing a shirt, cowboy boots, and boxer-briefs. His pants, I’m not sure about those; someone hid them. Please keep in mind that this is being recorded. I will do my best to get that video and post it if i can.
End of Part 2
End of Drama Journal #1
P.S.: Travis found his pants.