Jeanne’s reflections on filming.
Pseudolus C, the Drag Kings, thoroughly enjoyed the filming, the product of a lot of hard work, compromise, and good fun; the fact that we were filming more than delivering a live one-time-only performance added a safety net to the proceedings. What we hadn’t rehearsed was stopping for laughter from the audience! The added dimension of audience appreciation made the experience even more enjoyable. We think the fun and mutual enjoyment and respect will show through in the final product. The breakout scene became integral to our performance and expressed some of the questions we all struggled with during the Institute but detracted not at all from the frame scene. Although the change to Gerrard Hall came very late, it proved a good move and provided an intimate venue (that felicitously matched Pseudolus’ and Calidorus’ shorts, contributing to our ability to hide in plain sight).