Rehearsal Playground

Week #11: Slack History

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Happy Saturday, friends. Welcome to EA’s Rehearsal Playground. Each week we’ll celebrate our Mainstage material and capture graveyard echoes emanating from EA’s Spoon River.

Paid members have an ALL NEW Weekly Character Challenge + May’s Monthly Mainstage Rehearsal Project waiting below!


Getting Started

  1. Discover + Choose a Spoon River Character (click here).

  2. Email me your selection (click here) and I’ll reply confirming your choice.

  3. Game On! Begin investing in your exclusive character with weekly character challenges + receive feedback to your work on Discord.

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Graveyard Echoes

The Spoon River Anthology (Edgar Lee Masters)

Margaret Fuller Slack

I would have been as great as George Eliot
But for an untoward fate.
For look at the photograph of me made by Penniwit,
Chin resting on hand, and deep—set eyes—
Gray, too, and far-searching.
But there was the old, old problem:
Should it be celibacy, matrimony or unchastity?
Then John Slack, the rich druggist, wooed me,
Luring me with the promise of leisure for my novel,
And I married him, giving birth to eight children,
And had no time to write.
It was all over with me, anyway,
When I ran the needle in my hand
While washing the baby’s things,
And died from lock—jaw, an ironical death.
Hear me, ambitious souls,
Sex is the curse of life.


Ready to fulfill the promise of Margaret Fuller Slack?

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Cinema Elysium Presents

History Lunch Break - O. Henry In Texas, Heart of the West

Produced by: The Greensboro History Museum
Run Time: 39 minutes

READ THE SHORT STORY BY O. HENRY


Weekly Character Challenges

How It Works

The first three Saturdays of each month deliver weekly character rehearsal challenges.

Something dynamic, something experimental, something transformational.

Something to push the boundaries of truth in character.

The last Saturday of the month features an enhanced video rehearsal (available on-demand) where we … well, we go a little nuts. We set free our solo work in exciting, experimental ways - evolving, enhancing, and challenging our work.

March - July: EA’s Spoon River
August - November: Anton Chekhov’s Plays

Monthly Mainstage Rehearsal Project

How It Works

On the first Saturday of the month, our MainStage rehearsal project gets posted exclusively for members to play with all month long.

Each project builds out an array of rehearsal tools, applying them to work you’ll remember forever. The stuff that makes acting worth investing in. Worth believing in.

The monthly projects are tailored to move at your pace - and are available anytime you’d like to revisit them. Your material always receives feedback taking your creative work further.

The work is timeless.

Apply your discoveries to any new character, any new world that finds you in your training and professional life.

March - May: O. Henry
June - August: Oz
September - November: Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale

Creatively go where no one has gone before…

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ALL NEW: Weekly Character Challenge

Nightmares do something to us.

They leave something behind.

Dreams open doors and possibilities.

Tastes we never considered possible.

This month we’re gifting our transformational growth with the ability to live through a character nightmare and character dreamscape.

Up next, The Conveyor Belt.

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