Tuesday, November 30, 2010


For this play, I need a small 'hole in the wall' theater in the outskirts of a busy city. The theater must be able to accommodate an audience of 25-35 people and there should not be any balconies or boxes, everyone will be seated on the ground at the same level as the stage. The audience should only be in front of the stage, not on either side, and the seats should be in rows. A small theater is best for this type of play.

Predominant Element

The predominant element of Blood Wedding is language. 

Audience should be able to close their eyes and simply listen to the characters in order to understand the story and any involved relationships.

Script Analysis

- Father's house, rural Spain

- August 1924

- Mother and Father are meeting because their respective children want to get married. They both boast about their children and pretend as if they are in favor of the marriage, when in reality there is major tension between the two characters.

- Mother: has a son who apparently has money, is handsome, and has a good reputation. She is extremely proud of her son, and does not like the fact that he wants to marry  "Father's" daughter.
- Father: Has a daughter who apparently has money as well, never talks, and is good at house work. Major tension between the Father and Mother

- The Mother and Father have a complicated history with one another which ended badly (open to audience interpretation) and don't wish for the wedding but stay artificial with one another. They both feel that they would 'lose' if they tell the other that they are against the idea of the marriage. As they are in constant battle, instead of fighting about their own problems they simply try to beat the other by bragging about their children. If the two were open with each other, the conflict could be dissolved quickly, but they choose to act childishly and therefore continue their subtle, hidden fight.

Director's Concept - Pitch to Theater Company

Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca is a dark alley. As a mother and father of their own respective families discuss the future of their children, relationships are portrayed and characters are formed. As the audience follows along with the two characters, they start to realize the roles of these people in society and start to consider these circumstances in their own lives. A daughter and son of different families have agreed to marry each other, and now their parents meet to discuss this important step in their lives. There is more to the play than what is shown on stage as each character is hiding more than they are allowing themselves to show. As a brief two person scene, Blood Wedding allows for speculation and forces the audience to be creative and innovative. Once people have watched the play they are able to discuss their own artistic interpretation and interaction between themselves and the actors.


This play is a dark alley.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Initial Impressions

My initial impressions towards the small portion of Blood Wedding which was given to us include grey and black, dull colors. The tone of obligation and disconnection comes through the text. I see square shapes trying to fit into other square shapes which won't fit. The shapes look similar, but are slightly different causing drastic disconnection. The shapes are trying to be like the other, trying to satisfy one another, but they are unable to do so. It takes place in the year 1924. Right now I am wondering how these people know each other and I want to know how they greeted each other before this conversation so that I could have more background information. Words I would use to describe this scene are fake and vague.