The Amadeus Project
The Amadeus Project: Days 29 & 30

The Amadeus Project: Days 29 & 30

Rehearsal: Day 29 23rd September 2019 The DJ is in place ... essential support now. Scenes 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 –– Venticelli groups Back to Venticelli group scenes, ploughing through the final quarter of the play. Resilience is the key as we carry on, magic moments...

The Amadeus Project: Days 31 & 32

The Amadeus Project: Days 31 & 32

Rehearsals: Day 31 29th September, 2019 Deirdre, artist, trying out the set. Corinna, artist, hard at work. The whole group ...  Well, not the whole group. Two missing ... but nearly all of them. No DJ today so I was operating the sound machine. Not great really....

The Amadeus Project: Day 33

The Amadeus Project: Day 33

Rehearsal: Day 33 2nd October, 2019 Please note:These records are being made on 15th October, 2019, following the first weekend of performances. The blog has suffered for the sake of the final rehearsals. I'm relying on my creaking memory, the preparatory notes and...

The Amadeus Project: Day 34

The Amadeus Project: Day 34

Rehearsal: Day 34 5th October, 2019 Bringing Act 2 on Two of the cast members are away this weekend. The acting Troupe are called for rehearsal after 4pm. We will go through Act 2 only. My original plan was to run through the entire play but it became apparent that we...

The Amadeus Project: Day 35

The Amadeus Project: Day 35

Rehearsal: Day 35 6th October, 2019 'The magic is in the lighting', Manus. a previous lighting designer, once said Drawing to a close Not touching the finishing line, but within sight of it. We prepared the next block of lighting cues, working again all day, scene by...

The Amadeus Project: First Dress Rehearsal: Day 36

The Amadeus Project: First Dress Rehearsal: Day 36

First Dress Rehearsal: Day 36 7th October, 2019 Thoughts about this stage By the dress rehearsal the work of the Director is essentially done; the play is handed over to the actors, the backstage crew, the costumiers, the lighting and sound technicians. In this arena,...

The Amadeus Project: Day 37

The Amadeus Project: Day 37

Rehearsal: Day 37 8th October, 2019 D-Day minus 4. Just four days to sort out the remaining matters. There are still production meetings to be had and preparation for the evening's gathering. At the end of the previous night's rehearsal, I had asked the question:...

The Amadeus Project: Second Dress Rehearsal: Day 38

The Amadeus Project: Second Dress Rehearsal: Day 38

Second Dress Rehearsal: Day 38 9th October, 2019  Unexpected happenings There was a crisis in the area. A young fisherman, Cody Healy, from Toormore, Schull, took to the water in Dunmanus Bay in the early hours of Wednesday morning and by that evening, his family...

The Amadeus Project: Opening Night

The Amadeus Project: Opening Night

Amadeus Opening Night 11th October, 2019 Finally, the moment had arrived The Troupe –– Photo: Jack Zagar There is something slightly surreal about opening night. All of the effort and the planning and it has come to pass. There is so much luck in the entire body of...

The Amadeus Project: Reflections

Reflections Mine I took a note of my own reflections on the Amadeus Project and the process involved on 15th October, 2019. The Amazing things There were many amazing things. I loved the entire process of working with everybody, whatever their role. The venue and the...

The Amadeus Project: Final Projection List

Projection impact Final projection list This was the list of images and short video clips which was given to Colm and which was made into a short video for the performances. It was ultimately a very short interpretation of our original intention. But even to undertake...

The Amadeus Project: Lighting Notes

Lighting Notes The following notes were the draft lighting cues that I prepared in order to be helpful to the lighting man, Paul, who facilitated us by getting involved quite close to the end and when our original lighting designer was unable to be involved. He was...