I think from there, I work intuitively, I just jump in.If I start getting heady about it, I think it would feel very false to me. CATES: How has it been working so closely with Norbert Leo Butz? And for me, I have a really intimate relationship with the audience; I mean, I need them, in a way.
This is it for them, and unfortunately, it also has an element of abuse that's traumatizing in ways. There's all this hope and humor and love and I think it's just a perfect piece of writing.Has it been a continually evolving process, building off the evening before? REASER: Yeah, that's been a real challenge, honestly, going to rehearse during the day because you're exhausted, and we want to feel like were not thinking about notes, we want to just be in the play. I love, love, love to rehearse, but when you're rehearsing and then you go do it at night, it's a very weird thing, because you're incorporating all these new things.Last night, for me, was a rough show, because we had changed a bunch of things, and I didn't feel as connected to the ideas that we were playing around with.I mean that's really all I have to do, and then the fun for me is getting to play her at all different ages, because obviously that's not something you can do in movies, and yet it's the most fun thing I've gotten to do in a while.To go back and fall in love for the first time or remember what it was like to be this teen, 13 and 17, and those ages that were so rough and exciting and fun and impulsive, I've gotten to play around in.