I love festivals because they give parameters and a deadline. In other words, they give a fire that I flee from. There's no kind of motivation like death... or severe tissue scarring... it's not a perfect metaphor.
I'll post the entire script on www.scripped.com when it is completed. The theme is fatherhood; I had a couple of false starts. I was trying to deal with the theme directly and that wasn't what I wanted to say. I think I like subtlety in art. I like having to read between the lines, even when I don't get it. Naturally, I want to use my experiences as a father in the show, but I kept coming back to the way that my father treated me while I was growing up. And there will be something about the Flying Dutchman and some Greek myth thrown in if need be.
I feel good about this one. Might be a good piece of writing.
Tried putting it on the typewriter. Had a good steam going but the ink ribbon gave out. So, computer it must be! But at least I tried with the typewriter.
Aiming to have the play done by the end of the week!
|Not me, not my father, just a fitting image.|