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February 16, 2015

Day 16B of 70

Last night I had a near recurrence of hypnagogic sleep disorder. I used to suffer from this quite regularly (and genuinely believed it to be supernatural until I learned what it was) but it's tapered off in the past ten years. Last night's phenomena wasn't full sleep paralysis, but the throbbing mantle of psychic sound which used to accompany such waking nightmares rose to deafening levels over and over, waking me but not quite waking me. I eventually shook it all off at 5:26, two minutes before my alarm went off. It left me with a residual crick in my neck.

Today was split between location and stage. Everything was great, but in particular the last scene of the evening was a true joy - a quiet, intimate scene that gave us a chance to use space and blocking in a way we haven't had much opportunity to just yet. It all comes down to taking a scene that at its heart is about two people talking in a room and gracefully making it feel like its not just two people talking in a room without going so out of your way that the audience catches you trying to make two people talking in a room talking feel like something more than it actually is. I think we did pretty good today.

Posted by David Lowery at February 16, 2015 3:36 AM