Right side of my brain: ... what?
First, the fundraising for A Midsummer Night's Play Festival was a total success! Kickstarter is an excellent website and I'll definitely use it the future. It was my first time using it and a lot of friends and even some people that I didn't know chipped into the final effort. I might have to turn to them to get the funds raised for the Journey musical but I see that as more of an Internet wide campaign.
I'm really happy at the level of support for the festival (link will send you to the event page on Facebook; please invite yourself and others)! Everyone seems to want to participate or chip in or something to that effect and it's great having a community level of validation. Now the festival is less than two weeks away. Posters were handled today as well as postcards. Get in touch with me if you're going to have time to throw the posters up around town!
The Errant Knaves in NYC is going well. Shaun, the director, is a really outstanding gentleman who's keeping me very well informed about the progress of the play. I also sent him a snippet of another play I'm working on called Here Are The Rules. I believe that I've mentioned here before. Haven't heard back from him in the last week, but no news is good news.
He's very open with me about what he thinks of the play (which is generally supportive with moments of confusion and a lack of clarity on my part) and he has a dynamic approach with me. Because I haven't really established a coherent style as of yet, I have to explain a lot of the choices in the play. That actually works to both of our benefit. It makes me more critical and careful of my choices and Shaun gets a chance to find out what the 'eff I'm talking about.
Last week, I had a run at the Odd Lot. Pirates of the CarODDbean. Love working with these actors. They are engaged, not trying to be funny by themselves and they're happy doing what they are doing. They have become a true ensemble and that's always a wonderful thing to see. Improv terrifies me. All performance does, in a way, but there's something about improvisation that scares me terrifically. I wish I didn't have the work schedule that I do, that way I could play with them on a regular basis. If you haven't seen them at Muse Arts Warehouse, DO IT! They're open most Monday nights, check the website for show information.
Last but not least, I'm working with Sheila Lynne, Chris Soucy and others on an evening reading the work of HP Lovecraft. In my head, I'm calling it An Evening With Cthulhu. That's pending approval from Sheila, but if it goes through, I'm totally copyrighting that shit. I'll post more about it as the details come in. But end of July! At Muse Arts Warehouse (naturally!) Mark your calenders... Do it...
And, at the end of this post, we have the poster as designed by the illustrious Morgann Daniels. Faustina Smith donated $200 to get her hands on this puppy! Thanks to Morgann and Faustina!
|Designed by Morgann Daniels|