Shout out to Schkapf

 

 

 

Many thanks to LA theater and performing arts incubator Schkapf, who are hosting our rehearsal today. Schkapf was the first place to support the creation of O Réjane. Their contribution to the LA arts scene is invaluable. Also, Olya & Bryan, who are at the helm there, could not be lovelier.


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From Page to Stage

As we head into our second full week of O Réjane rehearsals, we’ll welcome musical collaborator Adrien Reju to LA on Tuesday. We’ll then further integrate the brilliant music she and Sébastien Miel have created. O Réjane will now feature their recordings and our ensemble playing and singing live. Looks like we’ll be working in a ‘cello, sax, guitar, flute and maybe keyboard. The show is now poised to be an intellectual, emotional, visual and auditory feast.

Here’s a quick photo recap of last Friday:

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Designer Alex Berry.

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Ilana Turner (re)writing.

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Set keeps a rolling all night long.

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Joseph Will (Porel) and Cara Pifko (Réjane).

 

Designer genius

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Model looks.

 

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The Sage of Paris in 2D.

 

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The Sage of Paris in 3D.

 

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Ready, set…

 

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Go!

 

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Paper dolls.

 

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Saxy beast: Patrick Wenk-Wolff as the Lover.

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Designer Alex Berry at work.

  

Rehearsal Day 3

We’re on our feet, at last. Remain thrilled with stellar cast and team.

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Val McCann as the Sage of Paris

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Cara Pifko as Réjane and Val McCann as the Sage of Paris

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Réjane and the Sage.

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Ilana Turner (Blanche), Sage of Paris, Réjane – oh yes they can-can-can.

 

 

Rehearsal day 3!

We’re on our feet, at last. Remain thrilled with stellar cast and team.

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Val McCann as the Sage of Paris

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Cara Pifko as Réjane and Val McCann as the Sage of Paris

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Réjane and the Sage.

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Ilana Turner (Blanche), Sage of Paris, Réjane – oh yes they can-can-can.

 

 

It’s all just a little bit of history repeating

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Always work with lovely people from Europe who bring you lovely chocolates. Always.

 

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Ogglogglogg (drool).

 

We built this set on rock ‘n roll!

Over the weekend, set & costume designer Alex Berry and Director Christopher Sivertsen built the remaining 3 (of 5) rotating flats for the O Réjane set. Now to transport the original two to the theatre when our shared car is a Mini Cooper…

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Set & costume designer Alex Berry at work.

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The “backstage” side of Réjane’s flat.

First rehearsal!

At 10a today the cast and stage manager gathered at Bootleg Theater for the first rehearsal of O Réjane – a table read and ‘ask the writer’ session. As you can see from this gem – snapped by Réjane herself, Cara Pifko – the day’s work proved too much for Ilana Turner. Physical theater, indeed.

Tomorrow: first rehearsal with newly arrived director Christopher Sivertsen and designers Alex Berry and Brandon Baruch, followed by production meeting.

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Playwright and ‘Blanche’ Ilana Turner.

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Table (well) read.

Off the Rack

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These beautiful garments are en route with designer Alex Berry from the UK. Director Christopher Sivertsen also arrives tonight. This weekend we build the rest of the set for O Réjane. And today is our first read through with the whole cast at Bootleg Theater. Game is officially ON.