including endless word-smithing and that's where we strive to communicate character portrayal as thoroughly and thoughtfully as possible.
Rehearsals follow, and casting seems to be far less challenging than in traditional theatrical settings. Simply put, if one of our goals is to create interesting and believable characters, we all seem to enjoy playing all the roles that are written. Finishing touches are eventually incorporated so that any movement of person or thing is completely planned, and line delivery fits the role, style and pace needed. It is at this stage that we each seem to find the most joy. We appreciate all the steps and hard work which eventually led us to the finishing touches, but knowing that somehow, we could create something that never existed before is incredibly satisfying.
We also love performing professionally scripted plays, but those that are "home-grown" have a very special place in our hearts. We feel so lucky to have found an art form that allows us to emphasize characters and story--not bells and whistles of traditional theater, and to be able to transport our work to spaces and people who want to see it. Please don't misunderstand--we LOVE the bells and whistles of traditional theater--but as ecWIT performers, we simply choose to put our energies elsewhere, and have learned that audiences truly enjoy using their own imaginations to provide all the visual elements they need.
Sue Fulkerson, Sara Bryan and Ann Pearson