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Sprinting to applause

Eight and half hours writing a script and 12 hours to rehearse for ten minutes of strange and stressful panic

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Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 7:27 am

Three actors sat in a semi-circle on the cement, facing a director and his assistant seated on a low brick wall. They held photocopied scripts in their hands — scripts that hadn’t existed the day before.

Like a stalker with permission, I leaned against a tree 10 feet away and listened to the group run lines. The moment was surreal. Not only was I spending time at a rehearsal in which I didn’t get to speak, but the lines they spoke were ones I wrote.

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