Opening night of our next production is upon us so that means lots of fun, great entertainment, and more blogs from backstage with the director and actors. To start, let’s find out what Writer’s Block is all about.
Every writer has experienced writer’s block on any given project, and that’s just what Conrad Baker (Travis Narry) is experiencing while his book deadline is fast approaching. Unfortunately for him, chaos ensues when the cabin he’s retreated to fills with unique ‘characters’ that further distract him. Director, Dave Joseph, describes it as ‘what can go wrong, does.’
From the beginning, Dave’s been greatly impressed with the talent that came for auditions and even more so with the cast’s chemistry together. As a first-time director, he’s enjoyed watching the evolution of each character and the whole show. While he won’t admit to a FAVORITE scene, he’s enjoyed, “watching how many things that were funny, stayed funny and constantly discovering new things to laugh at. '...one final tug!!!"
This show was written by R-ACT’s own, Larry Spinnenweber, and Dave previously saw it as an audience member. He enjoyed the show then and says, “I think ours may play out a little more chaotic and edgy. It's all part of the essence of THEATRE!!! There are no 'wrong ways'... just someone else's interpretation.” He’s looking forward to opening night and aims to give the audience “a memorable night with some great people exercising their talents.”
One thing he knows for sure, everyone has worked hard to put on a great production, and it’s truly been a team effort. “I was fortunate enough to have an INCREDIBLE CAST and a FANTASTIC ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (my wife Amy). She is definitely the more cerebral one of us... my vision would fall horribly short if it weren't for her planning and focus!!! Between her and the cast making this show what it is, the rest was easy.”