Rehearsal Playground

Week #10: Gray Gentlemen

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!


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  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)

George Gray

I have studied many times
The marble which was chiseled for me—
A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor.
In truth it pictures not my destination
But my life.
For love was offered me and I shrank from its disillusionment;
Sorrow knocked at my door, but I was afraid;
Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the chances.
Yet all the while I hungered for meaning in my life.
And now I know that we must lift the sail
And catch the winds of destiny
Wherever they drive the boat.
To put meaning in one’s life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire—
It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.


Ready to unfurl the sail of George Gray?

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Cinema Elysium Presents

Two Thanksgiving Day Gentleman - Part Two (1978)

Directed by: Paul M. Lally
Run Time: 6 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

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 Environment.

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