Walking Path Rehearsal Diary – July 10th

This far on in the production process, most of the play has been established. At this rehearsal the actors and the director discussed the run they had had previously and worked on ironing out the gaps in the play. They realized that to smoothen the flow, they needed to add a filler scene that would help things along. They talked about what ideas needed to be represented in that scene and then worked on devising it. They chose to represent the main themes of technology hindering human interaction, and tie it to the walking path culture. The actors, in twos and threes, were tasked with coming up with three moments that occur on the walking paths where phones interrupt the calm and create a distance in relationships. After the actors presented their ideas of exercise and relaxation, three scenarios were chosen to be put together to create the scene.