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|Tuesday, May 31st, 2005|
|Big Shindig at Cal Shakes
Wanted to let you know about an event I'm producing.
Friday, June 10th, The Big Shindig at the California Shakespeare Theater.
It's $10 if you're under 30, only a touch more if you're older than 30.
The evening consists of:
Happy Hour during pre-show (free martinis and drinks).
Admission into “Othello” our season opening show.
Party afterwards (drinks and dj)
Go to www.calshakes.org for more info or to make reservations for that night.
Hope to see you there.
|Thursday, April 21st, 2005|
|Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005|
|Not Wearing A Sweater
Oh, so yes, I seem to have forgotten to past for about 6 weeks. Well, it happens to the best of us.
The show in Rochester was a smash. People LOVED it or HATED it. But they saw it, they discussed, they debated, and they returned to see it again. It was by far the most difficult play I have ever worked on. Though also the most rewarding...and the one that involved the most snow. Oh my lord did it snow. It snowed every day. I'm Florida, I'm just not built for that.
So, now I'm back. Re-discovering my apartment, re-discovering my neighborhood, getting lots in San Fran, you know, all the things that make living here special. But the main part of being back in California...not wearing sweaters....today, I'm wearing a short-leave shirt and no one has yet to call me crazy. Now that's left coast livin'! Current Mood: thoughtful
|Thursday, February 10th, 2005|
So, three days into rehearsal, and it's been the strangest three days you could think of. Mainly because the night before we started rehearsal both Madeleine and I got food poisoning. Yes, that's right, most directors like to spend the night before perhaps relaxing, reading the script one last time....no, not me, I seem to have thought that spending the night "screaming at my shoes" or relaxing for moments by laying in the hall-way of my apartment was the way to go.
Needless to say it was the shortest first rehearsal in the history of regional theatre. I spoke...briefly...and made almost no sense. Then we did a read-thru...then after a very tough hour and a half, I called it a day, and ended up back in bed before 2 p.m.
Luckily by now I am actually holding down food and rehearsing....
It is 18 degrees outside right now...for the love of god.
Matt Horgan gets into town tommorrow...which means that I better be able to hold down a tremendous amount of solid food before he gets here...or he'll bury me. So, this weekend looks like it will be: a) rehearsing a rather strange complicated play that hurts my head, b) eating so much pork that it hurts my stomach, and c) sneaking in an adult beverage after the improv shows....ah, delightful.
How says you can't have fun in the north-east? Current Mood: tired
|Friday, January 28th, 2005|
So, one week till I take off to direct in sunny, sunny Rochester, NY at the Geva Theatre Center. Why am I leaving 50 degree weather to go to 1 degree weather...for the love of god, 1 degree. Still, I suppose that someone has to take theatre to the people of the north.
The tough part about leaving for a month is that I finally feel totally settled in. Took about 6 months, but now I no longer feel like I'm on some strange vacation that will most likely end at any moment.
That and I haven't gotten lost in days (knock on wood), let's see if that keeps up..... Current Mood: snazzy
|Tuesday, January 25th, 2005|
Oh lord. I have no idea what I'm doing...and yet somehow I feel old. How exactly does this fandangled thing work...and why are the kids next door playing their rock n roll so loud. Matlock!!! Matlock!!!!! Current Mood: aged