Actors’ Workshop

The Dreamer project is experimental in a lot of ways, not the least of which is the generation of a revenue stream. For that reason, we have, as producers, decided to make this an ensemble piece. The idea is to have a production schedule that does not tie up any one actor for any extended period of time – the scenes are all short and can be easily shot in groups, freeing up cast members to live their ‘regular’ lives until the next call. The problem is that it is difficult for an audience to identify with any one character when casts are in rotation inside a story. We are expecting this to be especially true when episodes are released on the web, where brevity is a major consideration. What can an actor do in a fifty-second scene to advance his character and keep the viewer ‘bought in’ until his next appearance three weeks later?

As far as we know, these are completely new challenges, and we are wanting to explore them with you, the viewer. Again – The Dreamer is about the conversation, both on the set and off. We’re looking forward to an interesting ride…..

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2 responses

  1. Christopher Carroll

    I met one of your members, Sean, who told me about “Dreamer”.
    I am a new “member” at Tyler Civic Theatre.
    I have been dreaming of being an actor for several years, but didn’t know where to start. Now I am starting, so I am still a piece of coal, which has yet to be pressed into a rare diamond.
    My dream is to be a Professional Actor.
    If I can be of any use to you and your cast, I look forward to learning from all of y’all.
    My friends & people who have known me for years, refer to me as a Dreamer.

    Good Luck with the show,

    Christopher Aaron Carroll

    August 10, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    • Hey Christopher — ‘Sorry to have been silent for so long, this is my first time to run a blog and I’m a little slow on the up-take. I will definitely keep you in the loop; once we pull the trigger on this thing we will be needing people on a regular basis. Right now, we’re crashing somewhat obsessively on some technical issues that have impeded our production pipeline to the point that I am concerned about keeping on schedule. I’d rather hold off on the launch and be certain that we can keep the pace get a few episodes out and find out that we can’t put the new ones together fast enough. The unique thing about this project is the conversation, if we fall behind on that….ewwww.
      Hope all is well with you — we’re looking forward to seeing Sean this Thursday at ‘friends and family’ night.

      October 5, 2010 at 1:29 am

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