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Agnes of God-Rehearsal

Posted by Mary Randolph on March 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM Comments comments (0)

Last night we finished blocking Act I of AoG. Whew! I 'm sure there will be changes, as we continue this journey. I find it very important to allow my actors the opportunity to have input into this process.  If something feels natural, I like them to explore the moment. Of course, I need to have the final say, and sometimes theatricality and practicality need to win out over "what feels good," but I think it's important to allow them to experiment.  ...

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Agnes of God-Taping

Posted by Mary Randolph on March 6, 2011 at 6:53 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, today my lovely actors graciously partook in a taping for a cable program that will air in the Coraopolis/Moon area  I believe the station is MCA? Even though they are still early in the rehearsal process, they were really exciting to watch!

I probably look pretty silly in my interview.  I'm better at saying things other people have written(ie scripts!). When I talked about working with Raymond Laine, I got a little choked up, and on my way home remembered I didn't ment...

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Agnes of God-Auditions 3

Posted by Mary Randolph on February 16, 2011 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Whew. I would have to say these were the most grueling auditions ever.  It occurred to me this morning when I was watching The Bachelor on Hulu (I don't watch it all~I skip to the end of the dates and to the rose ceremony) that the audition process is kind of like this show.  Now stick with me here...On The Bachelor, the title character gives roses to the women with which he thinks he might have a future. Ok, so maybe he just thinks ...

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Agnes of God Auditions 2

Posted by Mary Randolph on February 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM Comments comments (0)

Last night was call backs for Agnes of God. What an incredible experience!  So many extremely talented women in one spot!  Although I love directing, this is the most difficult aspect of the job~choosing the cast.  So much needs to be taken into consideration; and when one has so many talented individuals, it becomes an even more daunting task to choose a cast that will (hopefully) eventually become one entity~An ensemble that will work together to make the s...

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Agnes of God-Auditions

Posted by Mary Randolph on January 27, 2011 at 10:04 AM Comments comments (0)

This week Actors Civic Theater held auditions for Agnes of God. This show holds a special place in my heart, as I played Agnes at Point Park, directed by my mentor, Raymond Laine.  Raymond was definitely the most influential person in my theatrical experience. To this day, no one has influenced me more.  Raymond lost his battle with lung cancer a number of years ago, but is still a strong force in the lives of all who knew him  He is sorely missed.

I was so amaze...

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