Contributed by Gary Mathews
Last day of the TN Orchard Project residency and it has been quite a journey. I haven’t known what day of the week it was since the day after we arrived. Our goal was to work out the movement and choreography for Deborah Brevoort’s Blue Moon Over Memphis and integrate it with the music and chant, and I think what we accomplished exceeded all of our expectations.
Yesterday we did our first complete run through as an open rehearsal for the artists who make up the Orchard Project “core company,” and it really turned into a performance after which some of the audience were walking out saying things like, “That was satisfying.” I think we have a great play here and I look forward to seeing it brought out to the world in a fully staged production.