I'm in the happy position of having three different ten-minute plays awaiting production for three different festivals.
And I'm not involved in the productions at all. That's very pleasant, insofar as I don't have to buy stuff, solve logistics problems, etc. But it's frustrating not to be watching rehearsals in advance of the show. I like rehearsals. It's where a lot of the creative side of acting takes place.
In rehearsal the actor designs
A plan for performing her lines.