Aspects of the Director / Company Relationship within the Boston Repertory Theatre as Revealed during Their Preparation of The Point
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For any Senior Individualized Project in which the goal is learning through experience rather than learning through academics, a wnitten paper pertaining to the project can only be a pale reflection·of the actual experience. My own SIP consisted of working with the Boston Repertory· Theatre on their production of the musical fantasy, The Point, in the capacity of. assistant to the director. I was active in the preparation of the show from the first day of rehearsals through the second week after opening night, a period of ten weeks in all. I consider my actual work. on the spot with the company, as my real SIP. This paper is not intended as an account of my experiences or of all the things I learned. It is meant, rather, to briefly discuss one aspect of the Rep which was integral to the company life and which I found to be unique in my theatrical experience. I have chosen to write the paper in a style which is, perhaps, less formal than is usual for an SIP. I have used a more conversational tone in order to reflect more accurately the kind off personal experience which my stay with the Rep held for me. A formal style would have implied a degree of scholastic and academic pretension that I do not wish to convey.