The past 8 weeks will be forever emblazoned on my soul as among the more overwhelming, challenging, and soul-filling in my recent memory. Short version, we did it. We put on a stageplay that broke boundaries for what our audiences were used to seeing and stretched the skills of everyone involved beyond what they thoughtContinue reading “Fully Flung”
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Five weeks have passed. Five weeks remain. It is officially the midpoint of the “Flung” rehearsal process, which has prompted me to be somewhat more reflective than usual about how far we’ve come, and where we are headed. In any project, whether it goes smoothly or rockily — or a little bit of both —Continue reading “Halfway Flung”
Three weeks into our 10 week rehearsal schedule for Flung. It feels like I haven’t had a day of good old fashioned self-care with the furry residents in ages. That all changed today, when I realized I had nothing on the calendar. Needless to say, Farkle is taking full advantage … and I love himContinue reading “No-Flung Day”
This rehearsl prep period is sponsored by a jam session with string musicians. Berkley Coffee comes in for the win, yet again. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
I Often Repeat Repeat Myself
One of the less visible aspects of preparing a stageplay is the number of times a director reads the script in advance. Over the past several months of preparing for “Flung”, I have been reading. One for pleasure, two for critique, three for story, four for arcs. Five, six, seven, and eight for production dilemmasContinue reading “I Often Repeat Repeat Myself”
I’ve never quite been able to master the art of script analysis without some kind of music in the background. The experience is even better when live musicians provide said melodious ambiance. My thanks to the folks who braved the cold and snow flurries to perform at tonight’s Open Stage at Berkley Coffee, and helpedContinue reading “Tonight’s Entertainment”
You Can Observe A Lot By Watching
“Quantum physics teaches us that the art of observation alters the thing observed. To observe is to disturb. ‘To observe’ is not a passive verb. As a director I have learned that the quality of my observation and attention can determine the outcome of a process. Under the right circumstances the audience’s observation and attentionContinue reading “You Can Observe A Lot By Watching”
Open Mic Night
Just a few shots of the music and mayhem that served as my background music, while doing some directing prep at my favorite venue. Getting closer to their knowing my name and my order on sight, but not quite there yet. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
Set Design: The Terrifying Beginning
“Many young directors make the big mistake of assuming that directing is about being in control, telling others what to do, having ideas and getting what you ask for. I do not believe that these abilities are the qualities that make a good director or exciting theatre. Directing is about feeling, about being in theContinue reading “Set Design: The Terrifying Beginning”
Art Isn’t Easy
“Art, like life, is understood through experience, not explanations. As theatre artists, we cannot create an experience for an audience; rather, our job is to set up the circumstances in which an experience might occur.” Anne Bogart, “A Director Prepares” Told ya there’d be more of this.