Dear Duet Partner,
Although I think you have a great voice and great potential, you drive
me up the walls when we practice. We do not need to block every single
movement. I feel like if I don’t reign you in we would end up blocking
every bat of an eyelash. Our hour and a half rehearsal today was an
hour too long. Did we really need to spend twenty minutes discussing
how to walk to a bench? Although you seem really dedicated to getting
the piece right with accents and blocking, it is a bit excessive.
Personally, I don’t want to look like a robot performing or
over-rehearsed. If you would have listened to my advice about just
letting some of the movements happen rather than marking it in your
music (which we aren’t even using since we perform tomorrow) then
maybe the scene wouldn’t feel so stale. I can not handle the
micro-management of your version of blocking because I feel like the
scene has lost all life. Let the over analysis and insecurities go.
There is honestly no point in dissecting the scene into such a way
that is no longer a scene but just a bunch of lines with transitions
like a slideshow. No offense, but I can’t wait for this to be over.
Your duet partner