Video: backstage during Six Degrees tech rehearsals

On the first day of tech rehearsals for our current production of Six Degrees of Separation, I handed my digital camera to Eclipse ensemble member Stephen Dale, who plays Ben in the show. Take it backstage, I told him – have some fun, shoot anything you want back there, and maybe we’ll be able to create a quick montage of what it’s like to be backstage during tech.

With a cast of sixteen, there was a lot of down time for actors as we went through tech rehearsals – as we spent time planning and practicing the timings of light and sound cues, the actors were backstage spending their time … well, I’ll let Stephen show you:


Another video interview with actors from Six Degrees

Continuing Stephen Dale’s ongoing series of interviews with the cast & crew of Six Degrees of Separation, here’s a part of his conversation with Eric Leonard (Flan) and Karen Yates (Ouisa), talking about their characters and their approach to this complex script.

There’s more on the way, including some fantastic backstage footage from tech rehearsals – if you haven’t subscribed to our YouTube channel yet, now’s a pretty good time…

6 Degrees of Separation Interview – Theme

The second part of our interview with Michael Pogue; he discusses the themes within 6 Degrees… that resonated with him the most.

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New photos from Six Degrees of Separation

We had our first audience last night – a surprisingly large crowd for a Final Dress Rehearsal before we start Previews tonight (there are still $5 Industry tickets available for all three Previews at 773.404.7336). The show is in great shape – we’re putting the final touches on the design elements, and the cast is having a lot of fun …

We also had a photo shoot with Scott Cooper on Tuesday, and now have a few more beautiful photos in our Flickr set, including the one below of Ouisa (Karen Yates) as she dreams about Paul (Michael Pogue):

Hello from Six Degrees Tech Rehearsal

Michael Gonring (left, playing Trent in Six Degrees of Separation) and Michael Pogue (right, playing Paul) take a break during the first day of tech rehearsals to mug for the camera.

Oddly, neither of them are in costume.

Playing Paul in Six Degrees of Separation

Ensemble member Stephen Dale sat down recently with Michael Pogue, who plays Paul in our upcoming production of Six Degrees of Separation. It will be a two or three part interview – here’s part one, where Michael talks about playing a character he’s had his eye on for a long time: