Last year my birthday was epic. This year we had a blast remembering it! I made a slide show and a film of my b-day process called I remember 50. Like all things drag it’s ridiculous and fab. Ok this last year has been super tough BUT it’s also been artistically awesome, Half Tongue Tribe has been so fulfilling and fun! I love working with Dan. AND No Room for Shakespeare is a hoot and a half (and really hard to act apparently.) I forget sometimes how hard and dark one gets in a seemingly simple comedy. I even wrote a sequel to it. No not an Act II No Room is its own entity. I t can and should be done on its own. I’v been playing a bit with the idea of sequels and spin offs. I have an idea of a short story for Nan from An Elf to Liv For. WHICH btw comes out next week! UMGs I can’t think about that yet. I’ll burst! But the short is really lovely. I wanna flesh it out! I mean when I wrote there’s always scenes or parts that don’t make it to the final product. End up on the proverbial editing room floor. And a lot of these sides or back story or future endings might make really good pieces on their own??? So we shall see! I want to spend the rest of 2019 and the top of 2020 drinking wine and writing because I want to! Hopefully my next 5 posts will be boring!!!!!!
A friend/astrologer told me this year in particular Leos had a hard time in July. I was like July: alway sucks! I was truly overwhelmed but I DID IT!! Let’s see I re-published 2 Coriander books. I finished Elf scene and Shot the Mth-F-er! Looks great btw. I put together my Paris travel videos (will post soon) AND had to take care of some good friends in need. Also organized No Room for Shakespeare read thru in Sept. Stay tuned.
Today was my first own day. Yes I had to organize and send out texts and emails but it has literally nothing planned on my calendar!! I scrubbed my stove after the grape seed oil debacle of weeks ago (I had to get brillos) did laundry and cleaned my car and now feel oddly at peace!
The only thing so far on the docket, besides the little reading in Sept is publishing An Elf to Live For. We did the trailer/short and it looks amazing! Pics next month. I had a wonderful birthday party. We drank Rosé, had cheese, crepes and watched the travel slide show and video I made. It was all actually perfect. For the second half of 2019 all I want is peace of mind. Last 10 months have sucked so bad. I almost didn’t make it. But i did. Yay for me. I’d like to not be in emotional throws for a tiny little bit. I think I’m gonna work on Book of Prayer OR Zucchini. Both of those are long and will tale a lot of work. Maybe I can get Zen with it? Or perhaps I have a few short stories buzzing in my brain….or new songs for HTT????? We shall see.
Ok not really. HA! Just super worn out! Orlando was friggin amazing! So glad I did it. So glad we made that shit happen. Came back to a lot of work and ran my body down but no no no rest for this wicked wicked man! Creation-ing is playing this Sunday. And it’s freaking awesome sauce on a witch’s tit! Shanna came in with some movement play and Dan and I re-wrote and edited it down and it’s really sharp now. OS very psyched. But i ma behind WAY behind in Patreon. Way behind in Elf. Which I am supposed to shoot in 4 weeks. Way behind in Book of Prayers: like they monos just keep coming like spilling into my head and I literally do not have time to jot them down! UGH!!!! SO in a nut shell I’m sick, busy, over committed and it’s all my own damn fault! This pic is of me peeing on the Eagle bar. I was like damn I look super evil! Maybe I should just become morally bankrupt and see what happens? HA! Oh also I revisited the Hick mono from Andrew Dandy and added a lot. So funny. I think my net solo piece will be about home and what that means and where it is. A conglomeration of funny monos and maybe that home ritual with the rocks I did few years back???? Also also I think Clay wants to direct No Room. That should be a hoot. AGAIN this is all my fault! BUT I just think If I can get Elf out of the way, I can focus on the new stuff but want to honor all the work I did on it ya know???? Not like Coriander which was more just let it exist, more like, finish it and learn how to market something…. HA!
See what I did there with brace-lets???? I am so Wonder Woman! I am currently spinning! And not to transform into a powerful Amazon, because let’s face it I already am one! No I’m spinning and leaping and smiling from two great reviews! I know. I know. One should not need outside or critic/s praise to validate them artistically! BUT still, a nice review is a great feeling. AND I do need pulls for when I take this show on even more roads! The two so far came from the Orlando Weekly an the Orlando Sentinel
”an energetic and entertaining piece of theater whose greatest achievement might be shedding light on an unsung part of history without feeling like a lecture. You’ll laugh throughout but a little while afterward, you might find yourself contemplating how marginalized groups are left out of the “official” historical record. And you’ll certainly tip the next time you’re at a drag show.”
“Fabulously Fierce. Mo-mo is an enlightening and entertaining introduction to a topic deserving of more attention”
Funny. Some friends thought I’d be upset because both reviewers thought the narrator was the weakest part of the show.I totally disagree. I think it grounds the play and shapes it. I don’t know if you know this but my artistic skin is pretty much armor. Hence the image! I mean over the years I have been ripped by press and people and I’m still fucking here! (sing follies now) and I ain’t going anywhere bitches! Except to hell in a handbasket filled with vodka and sexy devils! Trust. And besides I am so grateful I even got a review! When I did the show at Hollywood Fringe reviewers came and one only talked about the space and the other’s never got printed: she called out a show for homophobia and the theatre pulled rank and had them not print it!! So suffice to say FUCKING FNALLY! Also, and I know this sounds like bullshit, sometimes when you read a gushing review you’re like Really? I mean come on. Nothing is perfect. Unless it’s so banal it beiges you into smiling. Now if I get a gushing review I might change my mind HA HA HA But I am pleased as punch. Oh and Orlando Fringe s super fun! I wish Hollywood Fringe had a lawn party every night!!! So glad I made this happen!
Maybe it’s because I’m so tall? And dramatic (see photo). I’m always wondering why I write such long pieces. I wow’d myself earlier this year when I finally finished No Room For Shakespeare and it ran 45 minutes! I was like I DID IT!!!! But that play is like a little aria, a ditty, a moment, or 45 moments, the length IS the play ya know? History of Drag simply needs to be 90 minutes. And I love it. Tried to change it. Didn’t work. Oh well. Still love it.
BUT it seems the next piece/s I’m being called to do are both LOOOONNGG ass pieces as well. One Zucchini I have just outlined, It’s sort of spastic and wonderful. A nonlinear dirty version of Love Actually. I think it’ll end up a web series. Am I going to shoot this one? I wrote Cash Masters AND Front/Back Stage and both of those just sit on my hard drive and took a shitload of work! I don’t know… But If the muses speak I obey. So I’m gonna start writing this epic vegetable porn! ALSO I think I wanna try and finish Book of Prayers. I know BUT I did so much world-building I feel like it’s a waste not even finish book 1??? If people like it I can do the other 2??? Maybe I can do a writer’s retreat?
I’m glad Faerie is done and being edited. I wanna shoot that this summer and release it for the fall! I thought that was long at almost 50k words but in the world of fantasy writing it’s barely a novella!! Oh well size doesn’t matter until it does and then you can’t help what you got.. wait..what I am talking about?? Ha ha ha!