Tuesday, April 20, 2010

We Make Sketch. We Make Sketch Hard.

Casting a sketch show in one night is hard enough as it is.  Last night, we at RvD chose the shows that will be in our upcoming revue, ‘Twelve Angry Sketches,’ picked a running order, split up directing duties.  And THEN we cast the show.

Needless to say, last night was a long night.  By the end of the night, I felt like my brain had split up into pieces and they were cowering in the corners of my head.  But, in a good way.

There was a point last night where we were all standing around a table staring at a bunch of note cards with scene names on them.  They were in a long line running the length of the table. We had too many scenes.

Usually, there’s a scene or two that’s similar, or a scene that’s a similar energy to other scenes, or a scene that’s just not as good as the rest of the scenes.  In this instance, we all just stood around and stared and wracked our brains, looking for something that didn’t fit.  It was tough.  We ended up having to cut a couple of really strong scenes.

So, it was a lot of work and a lot of tough decisions, but I think the tougher it is now, the better the show is going to be.  It’s going to be a fun couple of months.

The cast list should be up at the RvD Blog by the end of the week.  Hooah.

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