StageVoices Recap: Bill Rauch on Equivocation

Here are just a few things we didn't know about Equivocation until Saturday night's StageVoices conversation with director Bill Rauch:

- The script for this version of Equivocation incorporates the original script from the OSF production, along with some new additions made when playwright Bill Cain was working on the play at the Geffen Playhouse in L.A. "The Seattle Rep production is really a hybrid," said Rauch.

- The notion of bringing Equivocation to the Rep began when Rauch, stuck in Seattle during last year's snow storm, gave a copy of the script to the Rep's Producing Artistic Director Jerry Manning.

- Rauch also spoke to how much the play has evolved in it's new space in the Bagley Wright Theatre. "We anticipated that it would be fun, but technical," said Rauch of transitioning from OSF to Seattle. "But it was also about reclaiming the work in a new space... We spent much more time on relationships and making discoveries than we did on lighting cues."

Our thanks to Bill, his interviewer Andrea Allen and everyone in attendance for a fun, enlightening evening talking about theatre. For details on upcoming events like StageVoices, keep an eye on this blog and the Rep's website.

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