I have been working with the cast of Tokyo International Player's upcoming production of Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan. There are six songs in the show, all of which are placed at the end of scenes or interludes, helping to illuminate important moral or political points.
At Sunday's rehearsal we spent time working on communicating with the audience and performing the songs. I love the energy of the cast and their willingness to take direction and to try new things. If you are not a singer vocal warm ups must seem very strange. We hum, bubble, trill, and make all sorts of strange noises with our voice. But the cast jumped right in, and worked hard throughout the rehearsal. There was a lot of improvement in a short space of time, so I'm really looking forward to seeing the performances in October.