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They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

Production Tips for
They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras

by Dara Murphy

The field believes in uniformity. Lovely rows of blades all the same height. Lovely rows of blades exhibiting standard behaviour of green grassness.

Nothing stands in the way of their orderly life. Until they wake up one morning to see a yellow dandelion in their midst. Sunny (that’s the dandelion) is bright and warm and just wants to be friends. The field wants nothing to do with her nonstandard, non-green ways.

A dandelion will turn their orderly way of life upside-down. A dandelion must be destroyed. Isn’t that what you do when something is different?


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Tips from past Producers

Have table reads often to help your cast memorize their lines. It also helps to put actors in number order when staging this production.
I did not early on do the "exaggerate your actions/speech/etc." exercise. When I finally did it, it changed the trajectory of our production, the understanding of the text, the playing of the actions, etc. Do not neglect to do that exercise!

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