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”
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”
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.
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”
You guys. I have a cast for my show. A real, living, breathing, talented, kinda perfect, cast. You’ll forgive me if I’m a bit speechless when it comes to adding to this blog today. I’m still trying to get used to the idea that this project is actually coming together. More soon, once I pryContinue reading “Sandcastle Building – Level Unlocked”
For anyone not “in the biz” – this is a significant milestone in a theatrical endeavor. And true to form, enter so much other personal life noise this week to try to distract me from the joy that is hearing words meant to be spoken out loud, finally spoken out loud. But I will notContinue reading “Sandcastle Building: Auditions Tonight”
Picture if you will, a cold winter day in the Detroit area. We’re in the midst of a pandemic, vaccines still a vague concept, businesses still operating with restrictions, groceries being delivered to homes with near reckless abandon. The camera soars across the metro Detroit grid and swoops down into a nondescript suburb, then throughContinue reading “Where Ideas Come From”