We’ve been rehearsing my new Christmas drama, As Ever, Sam, for a month now, and it’s so exciting to watch the progress behind the scenes! I’ve got some sneak peeks from rehearsals to share with you today, but first, take a look at this announcement for the drama.
I so enjoyed creating this and incorporating various elements from the drama into the design. Obviously, you can see the World War 2 setting immediately, and if you look closely you can see a handwritten letter in the background. Can’t say too much about that, but letters mailed across the Atlantic play a major role in this drama!
Now, on to the rehearsal videos I mentioned. I recently posted these on YouTube, but unless you’re a subscriber you may not have seen them yet. This first clip is from our very first onstage rehearsal, after doing only script-readings for the first couple weeks. The cast was delighted to get onstage finally, and we laughed a lot as we started the process of deciding how people should stand and who should move where when!
And just last week, I added a new video from a more recent rehearsal. The guys were rehearsing an action scene and it took quite a few tries to get the choreography right!
I hope you enjoy these As Ever, Sam behind the scenes videos! I’ll keep posting more, so if you want to be notified of new videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel here.
On a related note, on Veterans Day this Wednesday, I’m looking forward to sharing my review of a World War 2 novel I read recently. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, published in 2014, was a birthday gift from my brother-in-law Matt, and the book actually inspired aspects of my play As Ever, Sam. I’ll share more details in this week’s episode, so tune into my podcast Unknown Friends on Wednesday if you’re interested!