Rehearsal Playground

Week #9: Thanks Amelia

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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 + ALL NEW Monthly Mainstage Rehearsal Project waiting below!


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

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Graveyard Echoes

The Spoon River Anthology (Edgar Lee Masters)

Amelia Garrick

Yes, here I lie close to a stunted rose bush
In a forgotten place near the fence
Where the thickets from Siever’s woods
Have crept over, growing sparsely.
And you, you are a leader in New York,
The wife of a noted millionaire,
A name in the society columns,
Beautiful, admired, magnified perhaps
By the mirage of distance.
You have succeeded,
I have failed In the eyes of the world.
You are alive, I am dead.
Yet I know that I vanquished your spirit;
And I know that lying here far from you,
Unheard of among your great friends
In the brilliant world where you move,
I am really the unconquerable power over your life
That robs it of complete triumph.


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Cinema Elysium Presents

Two Thanksgiving Day Gentleman - Part One (1978)

Directed by: Paul M. Lally
Run Time: 8 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

It’s about your creative potential taking you where no one has gone before.

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ALL NEW: Weekly Character Challenge

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