After reading Clurman's "On Directing," I was first confused as to what the main theme or spine of our play might be, but when I read the words "super-problem" everything became much clearer and the thought came to me instantly. I feel that our play's spine is exposing the truth by revealing suppressed urges. I know it could be said clearer than that, but this is the best I can think of at the moment. I think this is our theme because it's constant throughout the entirety of the play and it's repeated over and over in nearly every scene.Some thoughts after Schechner... I think that our play would be best performed in a near completely transformed space. Some things I see to show where our play takes place are maybe some lawn chairs, the kiddie pool, I liked Jaell's ideas of scents, the beachwear or formalwear (whichever we decide), and I don't think we'll really need much else. As far as audience connectedness to our play, I think that it may have to be situated so that the audience sees the actors from only one side. This will make costume changes easier as well as keeping the audience on the outside, looking at the performance. Bogart's article makes me think that the best way for us to 'enter' into our performance will be to have all the actors of a particular scene on stage, just reading the lines. The director can then take notes when inspiration strikes. However, the actors should feel free to what what feels natural, what feels right for the line they are speaking. I think a combination of these made into blocking will do us well. The quote that stuck out to me in reading "To a Young Stage Designer' is "We are all too apt to substitue ingenuity for clairvoyance." I really like what this quote says. The stage designer needs to see into the play itself and not just focus on the outward, obvious settings. I feel that this could be the toughest job of all, but when it comes to our play, I have a feeling that the blocking and character interactions will lay down the groundwork for what options we will have with the scenes.And I'm excited! This is going to be so much fun!