Today was good.Today was fun.Tomorrow is another one. Dr. Seuss It’s difficult to say what happened, exactly, that made this latest theatrical journey such a powerful experience. Some have said it’s that we tried something completely out of our comfort zone. But we’ve done that before. Some suggest that it’s the incredible cast, oozing withContinue reading “A Sandcastle’s End”
We open in 4 days. Preview performances tomorrow and Tuesday. I find myself desperately reaching for ways to fine tune it, to get it another inch or two closer to what my mind’s eye can see just around the corner. A little closer to perfect. So many things are going right, and a handful ofContinue reading “Sandcastle Building: Hell Week”
I’ve reached the point in directing a show where even on my “days off” I still find myself working on the show. Not that it needs the extra work – more that it’s just such a frolicking good time. Thus it continues.
Our ticketing site is set up, and the publicity launch began yesterday on the socials. I guess this virtual theatre concoction of mine really has to happen now. Although it would be super funny in that Andy Kaufman way if people showed up to the online event and there was just a photo of myContinue reading “Sandcastle Building: Houston, We Have a Production”
This post has been a long time drafting. Not that it’s going to be very long, it’s more that the show has taken on some degree of substantive form, which means it has mass, and it’s accelerating, which means it has force, which means I haven’t set aside much time this past week to continueContinue reading “Sandcastle Building: Don’t Underestimate the Force”
Every once in awhile, I like to do a quick self-scan and see how I’m emotionally handling the inevitable twists and turns of my creative projects. Directing a theatrical piece is no exception. It may actually be the rule. Today seemed like a good day for such a check. I think it’s safe to say,Continue reading “Sandcastle Building: Temperature Check”
I’ve been a little out for the count due to some minor health “stuff” that led to some minor surgery “thingamajiggies”, but I hope to get back into my writing groove soon enough. Meanwhile, I leave you with my cat’s opinion on the whole affair, because that just about sums it up. Shot on PixelContinue reading “Post-Op”
Many thanks to the folks at Rosedale Community Players for giving my post some love this week! It’s kinda like scrolling through Facebook and discovering that someone is quoting you, or finding out that your photos show up on Google location searches and have been viewed a hundred thousand times. Anyway, it’s cool. Thanks guys.
Bible stories here, Bible stories there, Bible stories everyw- Wait, what? Smack in the middle of one of the farther-in galleries at the DIA exhibit on women artists from the early Renaissance thorugh the Enlightenment, in gigantic proportions with about a dozen different lights illuminating the work, is that disturbing, triggering, ugly scene of LotContinue reading “Trigger Warning: Incest (Because God)”
All my life, I’ve been compelled by the magic of a good storyteller, telling a good story, in a good way. It’s no wonder that this is my compass — my mantra, even — when designing a new theatrical showcase (which I find myself doing, from time to time). Or to put it another way:Continue reading “Script Selection: The Squishy, The Stuffy and The Scary”