Write down your blocking / choreography.
You would think this is just common sense.
But some people just think they’ll remember or “get it”, and in my experience, that just isn’t the case.
Writing it down let’s you review it on your own time.
Writing it down makes sure that you review it as it is not how you think it is.
Writing it down means that the next time you run it with the cast, we don’t have to take the time to relearn what has already been taught.
You are not only wasting your own time.
You are wasting everyone’s time.
We all like to think we have these wonderful memories.
Yeah, well, even when I was a sweet young thing (hey, it’s possible), I benefited from writing down my blocking / choreography.
And now that I’m a fat old lady?
As I used to say at work – if I don’t write it down, it never happened.
And directors/choreographers really are happy to pause while you make your notes.
So please and thank you.
This theatrical service message is now over.
You can resume your regularly scheduled day.