In rehearsal we did an exercise to dissect the characters in order to improve our understanding and connection to the characters and to the play itself. We did this exercise to prepare for our Talk Back sessions after performances and also to prepare for Interviews from the Media and other parties. We ended up exploring so many factors that affect the characters that the script will be altered to develop the characters and story even further. I feel overall that I am more connected to the characters and the play after yesterday and I feel as though I have real empathy for the struggles that each character faces. I feel more prepared to answer questions about the play and the roles that I play and have a deeper insight into my characters specifically. I’m exciting about this little breakthrough because I think it will help improve my performance, allowing the audience to develop a connection more quickly to what they see on stage.