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Having no previous directing experience I was not quite sure what to expect coming into this project Having a primarily performance background in theatre I was somewhat nervous about having to now be the one giving the direction and instruction rather then taking it I was however able to use my performance background to help me in directing the scene because I was able to think about the direction I was giving to the actors in more in terms of what could a director do to help me understand this moment in the scene if I were acting in it I started the process by casting people in the scene based partially on who I felt would be able to be able to portray the character correctly and also partially on scheduling convenience Having previously acting in scenes for directing classes I knew from personal experience how difficult it could be arrange rehearsals around several peoples busy schedules I attempted to avoid this conflict by casting Becky Wilson and Chris Wood in my scene I have seen both of them act in the past and felt they could easily carry the characters in the scene and I share a house with them so arranging times for rehearsals was a bit easier since I saw them both very often Once we started rehearsing the scene I noticed that it was much easier then I had expected to convey my ideas about the scene to them At first I found it a bit difficult being primarily an actor myself to direct them with their lines and not simply say the line for them as I wanted it to be said However as we continued through our rehearsing I was able to think of other ways to give them the idea of what I wanted from them Becky and Chris were also very quick to adapt to what I was saying to them which made my task a
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