SO my new play The Third is really friggin’ funny! We had a reading and it played SO MUCH better than I thought t would. Especially scene 8!! I was like wow I’m kind of a genius! Trust. Rewriting is upon me. I have a cool idea for scene 2 on cell phone. Shall see. I think it might be a good script to send out. A lot of my stuff read really well, like Achilles…WHICh we are taking to Hawaii maybe!!! Cross it all! I have been cleaning up scripts to send out. I have to stop hating stage directions. Ah oh well. I re-edited First Elders, The Fabulous Adirondacks, which I need to do another reading of, Achilles, and Mo-mo. And of course The Third. I almost sent out Faerie Love Lost, but I don’t think it’s a good read and it’s so dark! I think that’s a script some college will do someday. Oh also, Mythic is firming up! Fun! Don’t know if I can shoot it soon but maybe ALSO ALSO Zucchini outline is fierce! Just sayin’
Yup weird month. Why is July always so weird? Anyway I am thrilled to be doing Fringe Encore Producer’s Award shows! I know it’s only 2 more shows but hey it’s two more shows!!!! I WANT EVERYONE in the world to see this show! I might be changing my mind as to the next festival to apply to…We shall see. Brighton sounds fun but I can’t do Brighton Dublin and Orlando. Even being me 🙂
Ok it’s time to say it: My Dad died. He was in and out of hospice, homes and hospital for the last few months (ok last few years but really intensely last few months) and of course, being him :), it got real bad just as I entered Fringe. Uhg. My sister in a panic and upset said “If I just knew when Dad was going to die so I could plan!” and I said, “easy. Just pick the most inconvenient day!” We laughed and of course I was right. It’s made fringe harder but, maybe, more important. I mean, I am doing a play about how important and beautiful life is and how we hand joy down….. I am sad. But choosing to embrace fond memories and let go the bad ones.
Oh Lordy I do love fringe!! It’s like a few thousand like-minded people just doin’ mother-fuckign art! I have had amazing houses and standing ovations BUT the best thing has been this feeling… this really quiet thingy…. ok I am so not expressing this well 🙂 But like, the first show was spastic and the second better and now the third… I just sort of relaxed into it. People were crying after the show and I felt like..calm, peaceful. Like a shaman who is there for the aftermath. There for them. And when people say your show is amazing all I can think is: I know. But not even in a cocky way more just peaceful… It’s kind of life changing…the calm.
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So next Tuesday is my tech for the fringe!!! I’m not nervous or anything. We are so fucking ready it’s sort of ridiculous. I mean if anything I’m concerned how unconcerned I am!! I hope tix sell well. I really want people to see it! I have to say getting a grant makes everything so much easier! At some point i need to do a year planner of where I’m going with this next!! I wonder how the 60 min version will be? I finished The Third. Why did I write that again? Obsess much LeBarron? H ah ha it’s done it’s funny. I will probably never do anything with it! But then again… who friggin’ knows! The pic of AJ and I has nothing to do with this post: So there! Yes I’m rambling….
So I performed in Ft Lauderdale. It was an odd experience. I had to emergency change the show. The event space changed and was not at all what I was expecting. Thank you Gods for that little voice in my head that said “bring a mic!” I had to cut all the sound and lighting cues. And the light up mirror convention. Also the stage was so small, and only light with one spot, that I couldn’t really move. SO I ended up changing the convention that Luscious sits and David stands, sort of, mostly, kind of…. ALSO opening night I performed next to a heavy metal band “FUUUUUCK YOU FT. LAUDERDAAAAALE!” they screamed. I tried to laugh it off, but it hurt. I mean here was, a year or two of work, its grand opening and it was nothing like I intended. Ouch. The small audience liked it. They gushed and raved That was nice. But it wasn’t the play I meant to do BUT it was still good which makes me happy. AND now I am pretty sure there is a 60 minute rock n roll version of the play, so it’d be easier to do other fringe festivals. (I am going to leave out the next 4 days with my family or where I stayed because…well because.) Let’s just put cool spin on it and say I rose to the occasion and am happy with what I gained and lost.