Rehearsing for an Industrial Theatre job

It’s Monday morning and it’s the second week of rehearsals for is a 35 minute play. I am amped. This play has been ‘commissioned’ by a corporate client, and it will be performed on a road show, around the country, with its message being mainly about service delivery. This is my seventh year of working with and for this client; proof that live performance is an incredibly successful way of communicating to this target audience. It is the best way of delivering this ‘training’ to a huge crowd of people who don’t have access to, or the vocabulary for other training methods. And the best part of it is that it is funny. I am absolutely certain that the best and most memorable learning takes place while you are laughing.

So, I’m off to get ready. In this day of teeny, underfunded traditional theatre shows I have the extraordinary privilege of working with a cast of five. Yes, the message is terribly specific, and the info can be boring sometimes, but we’ll do our best to hide it in fun. I have a cast of Cape Town’s top actors. We love each other and really enjoy the process, and the work. I’m off to another delightful day in the rehearsal room. Let me know if you’d like to put your nose in to see what we’re doing and how we do it.

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