Whom it May Concern
Most of our company first met Robert
Carne at the beginning of this year (2003) when we approached him to
direct our play.
As this was the company’s first
production we did not have a lot of money to invest in a director.
We approached Robert (he came highly recommended) in the hope that
he would be able to give us at least 10 hours worth of direction.
Robert, obviously having had more experience in theatre than
‘Workn’ Girl Productions’, told us that he would be delighted
to assist, but stated he would need to give us at least 30 hours
worth of direction for the play we were considering.
After our second meeting, Robert counted back the weeks until
our first performance and said he would help us from week 6 until
opening. Lucky that this wasn’t the case!! Robert showed up to every one of our readings (which were
held weekly) months before we begun official rehearsals. This gave
us time to understand him as a director and for him to get to know
us as a group. We chose
a one-act play with nine characters.
During the weeks up to official
rehearsals I was amazed at how quickly Robert had studied each actor
for his or her strengths and weaknesses and was able to direct each
accordingly. During our rehearsals, Robert, who has such a wealth of
information, shared his knowledge and experiences with us.
He was always very approachable within the group during
rehearsals and also, if you were struggling or needed to clarify
something, you could approach him at any other time after rehearsal
or even give him a call where he would drop everything to assist.
During our official rehearsals, Robert
had so much enthusiasm and motivation.
He gave us the confidence to explore and experiment and
ensured that we used our time efficiently.
Robert took control of our “bump in”
where he organized our lighting and set.
Robert made himself available to all of our shows (ten in
total) and our dress rehearsal.
Robert took notes at every show and gave them back to us at
our call time before the next performance.
Our first production would not have been
as successful without Robert as our Director. Robert’s commitment
and dedication to us personally and professionally went over and
above what was required and expected.
Our entire cast and company have gained so much from Robert
and we will always be very grateful that we met and worked with him.
As a result of this experience we will always consult Robert in any
future endeavour Workn’ Girl Productions, or we personally, embark
We highly recommend Robert as a Director.
For Workn’ Girl Productions inc