In the company of actors ABC-TV (Australia)

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Theater rehearsals.; Actors - Australia.; Sydney Theatre Company.
'In The Company of Actors features an ensemble of Australia's finest actors - Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Aden Young, Justine Clarke, Anthony Weigh, Julie Hamilton and Annie Byron as they prepare to perform the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Hedda Gabler at the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Opening night is just five weeks away and the pressure is on... In raw and intimate detail the documentary takes the audience behind the curtains to observe the actors immersed in the creative process. We discover that presenting a seemingly effortless performance is a complex, detailed, technical and exhaustive process, with the director Robyn Nevin, writer Andrew Upton, and their teams of artists and technicians working 18-hour days. As we enter their world, we feel and understand their deeply ingrained love of theatre and their passion for telling stories. Opening night looms closer. The intensity increases. Nerves entrap the cast. As their 5-minute call is announced over the dressing room speaker, the actors scramble for their positions in the wings. The capacity audience eagerly waits for the play to begin. The house lights go down. The stage manager calls her first direction: "Sound cue one... and Cate...go." '-- website.
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