Stage Manager Maria Hayden notifies the cast of the time remaining to get ready.
As 'places' is called, and the curtain speech begins on-stage, a few final preparations are made and the performance begins.
Actors wait in the wings for the first entrance.
As the show is progressing, there is not a great deal of "down-time" for the cast, particularly without an intermission. The actors do enjoy the moments of reprieve they get but always keep a close eye/ear out for what's happening on-stage.
Especially since the audience is seated on the stage, the backstage area (which is already quite small) demands care to be taken in quietness at all times ... in the wings, on the stairs, or even in the Green Room. It also serves as makeshift dressing-room for quick-changes.
As with the play itself, the backstage goings-on before and during The Bluest Water are a unique experience. Just because something is routine doesn't mean it can't be interesting, or fun!
Jared M Anderson