Thursday, September 27, 2012
I just wrote a long post and lost it!
I keep visiting Habit.
I'm fascinated that three actors are living in an alternative universe a stone's throw from my building.
I love the way audience members anxiously circle the house, trying to angle themselves for the best views, trying to anticipate where the actors will go.
While I was there yesterday, an actor took a shower, and some of us watched the outline of his body moving. A toilet flushed. This same actor took a nap in the messy bed, waiting for his next line to come around.
I peered over the shoulder of another actor, as she stabbed a knife into a tray of cold brownies. She spoke her lines--an explanation of semiotics--with her mouth full.
Yesterday, I saw this character die in a different way than this character had died a day earlier.
The only requirement is that the actors stick to the script as written, but I'm fascinated by the ways this set script becomes malleable, and tweaked, the way our own scripts do.
I've visited Habit four times and will go back today.
Can you see why I'm addicted? Read more about it here.