The evening starts with -
Act Theatre = Bullitt.
Bringing a moment together with people – a call out to the people in the room
AND THE KEG HAS JUST BEEN TAPPED.
Ahhhh….Beer and Peeps. Intros and all of that. I actually really enjoy this Thursday, this eve of the 14/48. Blogging is an excuse to do it both weekends! Happy to be a part of it again, with my bitches Annette and Amanda. It’s interesting to be able to be a part (or to witness the part) of the making of. As an actor, or a writer, or a director, you pretty much have the perception of only your show. This way is fascinating because you get more than a glimpse of it all. The all encompassing ALL. What the hell’s the band up to? Why is there a rollercoaster being built by a very talented yet frazzled build crew? Why is that director so adamant about getting a real baby for this play?
So it begins, the wondrous experience that is Making 14 plays in 48 hours. Again, I express my thought of it being like camp, a crazy romp of…crazy rompyness.
Gimme a beer, Virgin.
My turn to now. We bow to the volunteers. Thank you volunteers.
Peggy says “They work hard doing lots of different things” Endearing, I think – “They make this festival go.”
Moving along. To. Survival – 10min.
My clock is ticking. The plays are 10min. I will be watching. I am thinking that the stopwatch feature on my phone will come in handy. Because those that betray the 10 min rule, will rue the day. Why you ask? Well, I am glad you ask. Because YOU my dear blog readers will know the names that LIVE IN INFAMAY of the betrayers of the RULE. I will blog and I will blog in ALL CAPS, my friends – who – who – is the culprit. And we shall all bear witness. Dare the clock tick 10:01 – you shall know.
P.S. Jodi just encouraged BEER, BEER, BEER!
(but not without a disclaimer)
TICKETS ‘N SHIT
Last weekend was sold out 3 shows. Hurray! Get tickets now, only 20 set aside for the 8pm, so reserve the crap out of it or else you are out o’ luck.
Clean up after yourselves. ACT is awesome, a beautiful space, and we must leave it in its intended state. So drink all of your beer and don’t leave your half filled (or half empty) beer cups lying about. Drink it! Or give it to someone who will. Do not leave the cuppies about.
A BUNCH OF OTHER SHIT
***We will put you in this blog. Oh yes. We will put you in this blog.***
Questions? Talk to the Conduit of Questions: Mr. Peter Dylan O’Connor. He knows everything. And he is your friendly neighborhood Artist Liaison.
Yo. Yo. Keep it clean. Keep it real. Pay attention to the details. Blue Pass = cash. This is parking. Shove the blue validation in as payment. Shove it.
So many details for so many actors. And there is beer. Beer. And there is attention. Strike that there is the façade of attention… I am taking bets now. How many people are going to remember the rules of the comp tickets?? Eh?
I will state the rule again:
Comp tix go to Peter. Peter = the Conduit of Comp tix. Peter = your proxy to the Box Office.
You, comp ticket holder, do not have a relationship with the box office. You. Have a relationship with your ticket. A pen. And your hands ability to write the receiver of the comp, the time and date of the show they are going to see, and hand it off to your guy. Peter = your guy.
P.S. Helpful tip from Shawn Law – roller bags are great.
Also. Take the elevators to navigate the cavernous ACT – HOMEBASE is D.
Let me know what you think?
D for Deluge ? D for Drama ? I will take your comments now.
PLAYS ARE 10 MINUTES! No more than SIX pages, friends.
WRITERS? Any piece of advice to other writers? You only get to write the play about writing the play one time.
Couldn’t hear who said that. But they are a wise, wise individual.
WRITERS: If you write something involving the space shuttle, make sure you can supply the space shuttle.
Designers. On a budget! Maybe change the set a bit to be simpler….
P.S. LEARN YOUR LINES.
THE AMAZIN’ MAZEN
MR. JIM JEWEL!!
(he says he’s cookin’ cause he can’t screw it up)
AND TO PULL THE THEME: JIM JEWEL’S DAUGHTER!
THEME: Why Women Need To Be Like That??
Apparently, Kate Jaeger has inspired this one.
Bring a ton of costumes tomorrow, actors. We are far from home.
Now get the hell home and sleep.