We have reached that place of torsion that happens in the theatre. Everything is coming together but only through an immense amount of hard work, cooperation and details, details, details.
I feel a little diffuse while everyone else is extremely focused. I see women on stage with dresses as red as a rhododendron on Mother's Day. There are a lot of women in this show, eighteen of them, in fact. There is a play about Goddesses called "The Ceremony" by Kate Jaeger and one called "The Importance of Beauty" by John Farrage. There's a woman in the sound booth, two women bloggers, three female playwrights...women everywhere. While it might seem tangential, I find it heartening. These are strong women. Passionate women. Talented women. Extraordinary women. (The men are extraordinary as well, I assure you.)
Speaking of extraordinary men, ever-so-talented Virgin actor Mark Waldstein stopped by to chat while I was typing this to tell me that he's feeling pretty tired and beat up. He's in play #7 Kids. Today. by Nik Perleros, which is already been touted as the Play That Will Shock You. He said it will likely do more than make my blush. Color me intrigued!
I decided to paste some random quotes, pictures I took and a little haiku with some snippets of today into my diary so I won't forget this experience.)
"My cat's a big hit on glee."
"Out on "fucking playwright""
"A chain of buttholes."
|Director Agastya Kohli directs his actors for Brandon Jepson's play Hot Tub|
"Jane Lynch gets my panties wet."
"She's what's noble about women."
|Justin Alley directs Daniel Wood in John Farrage's play The Importance of Beauty|
i believe in love
devil is in the details
PS, Stage Manager Danielle French just asked me how blogging is going. It felt nice to be asked and all I could say is "It's just so much fun." It most truly is.