Sandra (Michelle McKenzie-Voigt), Leah (Kiah McKirnan), Jamie (Robert Hilliard), and Ste (Charlie Wein)

Our dialect coach Jeremiah Davis stopped by our rehearsal on Friday to check our progress. We sat in chairs and ran the lines from all the scenes we have blocked to date; this proved surprisingly challenging. We’re used to running things on our feet, so keeping the energy and pace up while sitting down was a bit of a challenge. After we ran through each scene, we stopped to get notes from Jeremiah. We are very fortunate to have him working with us; he is doing an amazing job guiding us so our accents are authentic (and consistent).

When we finished working with Jeremiah, we blocked a portion of Leah’s acid trip scene, which is one of the funniest scenes in the entire show. It didn’t take very long to block and we had a good laugh doing it.

Our director and one of my castmates have been nominated for Broadway World Chicago awards; more on that next time.

Until then, have a beautiful day!

  1. Just Be. says:

    How cool! Being able to portray an authentic accent is an amazing skill. Keep up the great work!

    I read yesterday that an adaptation of Trainspotting is currently in Chicago? Any thoughts on that?

    • Yes, Trainspotting is currently playing in Chicago on the north side and receiving some great reviews. I saw the movie a couple years ago and found it interesting to say the least. I look forward to seeing it within the next couple of weeks.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Patrick says:

    Hmmm…who is everyone looking at here? It must be the guy who is not in the photo. Sigh. Is this Robert’s revenge? I wonder.

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