Hello everyone! You may or may not be able to guess from the title, but this will be my last blog post this semester. Therefore, this post will be somewhat of a look ahead.
Fiddler is well underway, and I’m very excited to continue to be a part of a cast that has never failed to amaze me each and every day. I’ve done extensive research on the play, specifically on my character, Tevye, and feel that I have a good understanding of what T. Will would like to see in me, individually, and in our performances, which will occur on February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. I’m looking forward to hopefully performing “Sabbath Prayer” at the Hanukkah dinner this Tuesday, so the community can get excited about the show early on. I’m also looking forward to finding my Tevye. Being a popular show, there have been many others before me, whether that was on screen or on stage, and I want to be able to create a Tevye unique to me. I’ve been testing different character choices in rehearsal and find that I am getting closer and closer to my goal. I can’t wait for February to come!
I will be presenting my monologue from A Soldier’s Fugue and possibly a PowerPoint on Acting As A Business on Thursday. This process has been really interesting because I am refraining from preparing too much, an issue T. Will repeatedly reminds me of. My monologue from Molly Sweeney was too rehearsed, and my energy suggested more of the vibe of a musical. From that experience, though, I have been working to make this scene more natural. Here’s a link to the script. My monologue goes from page 54-59 if you’re interested in reading it.
Well, that’s all for me! I hope you’ve enjoyed my blogs!
Tray Hammond ’18