Workshops: The Golden Spike

The Golden Spike by The Lobbyists
December 2017

I provided directorial and dramaturgical support for a three-day workshop of The Lobbyists’ new concert play, The Golden Spike at The Flea.  Working alongside the band, an additional acting ensemble and playwright Don Nguyen, the workshop was informed by research on the creation of the transcontinental railroad.  I focused on character development through physical language along with devising and composition techniques to garner ideas for character relationships and future scene work along with big picture exploration of the physical world of the play. This transitioned into developing storytelling ideas and exploring ways for the band members to function within the storyline yet outside of their characters.

This concert play is in its early stages and I can’t wait to see where it goes!