Congrats on a job well done during auditions this week. I know its not always the easiest job to do, but there's always something to learn. I feel as if our class hasn't really tackled a major part of a director's process yet - that facet being self-reflection of the production. Documenting one's work and process allows you to see and/or remember how you got from Point A to Point B - or from casting to curtain call. Being conscious of your choices, issues, and troubleshooting is the best way to replicate a successful process between projects. It is also a big reason why Postmortem* exists within Hampshire Theater.
So for this week, I would like you to reflect upon your experience in casting. Use evidence from your script, your initial interests and wants from the scene you've chosen, and issues that arose during auditions. Mention your strengths and weaknesses during this process - what worked and what didn't, and what would you do differently next time.
This is something that I've found myself doing this week as well while casting my Div III thesis on "The Pillowman". I will post my own audition response to this. There is no need to make your response as long as mine, I just wanted to give you a working idea of what I mean to construct with this blog prompt.
*Postmortem occurs after a show is closed and the set is struck. It is an opportunity for all those who worked on a production to come together and talk about what worked and what didn't work about their process. At Hampshire, Theater Board also attends these meetings and takes notes on what is reported, documenting the process as a tool for other shows in the future to utilize.