By Nathan Norcross
Playhouse Directing Intern
|Various Harbor props|
Fortunately we are blessed with a stellar support staff and the unique opportunity to rehearse Harbor here at the Playhouse campus, so we have been working with many of the items that will appear in the production for well over a week before our transition from the rehearsal room into the theatre space.
As we continue our process of discovery in rehearsal, new props are added daily. Our stage manager puts those requests in his daily Rehearsal Report and we have those props the very next day to work with in rehearsal. The actors in Harbor utilize dozens upon dozens of props throughout the play, contrasted with the ONE prop used earlier this season in The Year Of Magical Thinking. Having each of those props available for the actors to incorporate into their process and become comfortable with helps to ensure they can focus on the world of the play, rather than the world of the theatre, on opening night.Take a peek at the Harbor video (2:53)!