I’ve been a little behind in my posting of these, but my excuse is that I’ve been up at Norm’s Fish Camp, getting shredded by mosquitoes. But now, without further ado, here are pictures from the first day of rehearsal at Victory Gardens’ Biograph Theater:

This poster is in the window at The Biograph.  Theres an even larger one, more than life-size one that Ill shoot soon.

This poster is in the window at The Biograph. There's an even larger one, more than life-size one that I'll shoot soon.

The two shows that make up the Ignition Festival.  Youre expected to see both.

The two shows that make up the Ignition Festival. You're expected to see both.

Like any show, we start with table work and a first read.  Here, Kamal and Christian talk about all the bone-crunching things theyre going to get to do to Desmin.

Like any show, we start with table work and a first read. Here, Kamal and Christian talk about all the bone-crunching things they're going to get to do to Desmin.

Some people say this is a show about penises.  I, on the other hand, think its a show about falling.  Right after the first read, fight choreographer David Woolley started teaching the boys how not to break their necks when they get thrown to the ground.

Some people say this is a show about penises. I, on the other hand, think it's a show about falling. Right after the first read, fight choreographer David Woolley started teaching the boys how not to break their necks when they get thrown to the ground.

One of the first moves we learned was the armbar.  The important thing here is the sell, not the move itself.  Youve got to make it *look* like it hurts.  You cant kick a guys ass in wrestling with the help of the guy whose ass youre kicking.

One of the first moves we learned was the armbar. The important thing here is the sell, not the move itself. You've got to make it *look* like it hurts. You can't kick a guy's ass in wrestling with the help of the guy whose ass you're kicking.

And this is how the whole process feels.  A wonderful blur.

And this is how the whole process feels. A wonderful blur.

Next time, I’ll post from our first off-site rehearsals, with lots of pics of squats and fight choreography, and even some video. Of powerbombs.  For real.

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