Andie Coulson

I am a young actor training as part of the Miskin Theatre. This is a brief look into our daily work as a young working theatre company from an individual's view.
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Screaming didn’t really help.I like to think Jack lewis and I looked a little like this ^^
Rehearsal Content
Physical warm up led by Callum.
Worked the “mambo” routine with the second years, working from what they did yesterday and then showed the work to the directors.
Quick discussion with the directors about casting and the coming work.
Thoughts and Feelings
It was a very busy room this morning with the complete “West Side Story” company present in one sweaty space, but it was exciting and alive to be sharing ideas and bouncing off one another. It’s difficult to find your own space, physically and mentally as there’s so much going on so it’s important to respect other people’s space.
We were dancing all morning, being taught a routine in pairs where I worked with Sam Woods and then created our own routine in pairs again. However I also worked a lift with Jack Lewis I’m very excited about, mainly because I’m very self conscious of being lifted, but I took the risk and quite a risk it was, for the both of us! I felt very proud, if not a little big headed after achieving it and I hope it amounts to something!
We were told that the directors were edging towards casting, but after last night’s Posterous adventures, I imagine things have become a little confusing for everyone. Over the weekend I plan to just familiarise myself with the script and gain a better understanding, but I just want to dance!
Directors Notes


“Find something that separates you from your character;   don’t let us see you on the floor.”


Lucy   told us that there were little characters on the floor, and think it is   useful advice to find something that separates us from the character and the   piece and I will try this in future


“Include your story in your routine. Find a meaning   behind everything you do.”


When   creating our own routines, we were focusing a lot on just making the moves,   but we need to look further into the characters and the different styles of   dance from the New Yorkers to the Puerto Ricans.


“If you lose eye contact or physical contact, make   sure you have a clear reason for it to the audience.”


Polly   pointed out that if we lose eye contact it takes away from the electricity   between you and your partner, or it looks like an accident so every move   should be carefully planned and considered!

Screaming didn’t really help.

I like to think Jack lewis and I looked a little like this ^^

Rehearsal Content

Physical warm up led by Callum.

Worked the “mambo” routine with the second years, working from what they did yesterday and then showed the work to the directors.

Quick discussion with the directors about casting and the coming work.

Thoughts and Feelings

It was a very busy room this morning with the complete “West Side Story” company present in one sweaty space, but it was exciting and alive to be sharing ideas and bouncing off one another. It’s difficult to find your own space, physically and mentally as there’s so much going on so it’s important to respect other people’s space.

We were dancing all morning, being taught a routine in pairs where I worked with Sam Woods and then created our own routine in pairs again. However I also worked a lift with Jack Lewis I’m very excited about, mainly because I’m very self conscious of being lifted, but I took the risk and quite a risk it was, for the both of us! I felt very proud, if not a little big headed after achieving it and I hope it amounts to something!

We were told that the directors were edging towards casting, but after last night’s Posterous adventures, I imagine things have become a little confusing for everyone. Over the weekend I plan to just familiarise myself with the script and gain a better understanding, but I just want to dance!

Directors Notes

“Find something that separates you from your character; don’t let us see you on the floor.”

Lucy told us that there were little characters on the floor, and think it is useful advice to find something that separates us from the character and the piece and I will try this in future

“Include your story in your routine. Find a meaning behind everything you do.”

When creating our own routines, we were focusing a lot on just making the moves, but we need to look further into the characters and the different styles of dance from the New Yorkers to the Puerto Ricans.

“If you lose eye contact or physical contact, make sure you have a clear reason for it to the audience.”

Polly pointed out that if we lose eye contact it takes away from the electricity between you and your partner, or it looks like an accident so every move should be carefully planned and considered!

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