A Sandcastle’s End

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”

Sandcastle Building: Hell Week

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”

Sandcastle Building: Houston, We Have a Production

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”

Sandcastle Building: Don’t Underestimate the Force

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”

Sandcastle Building: Temperature Check

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”

Love Among the Blogs: Lost on Stage

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.

Script Selection: The Squishy, The Stuffy and The Scary

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”

Sandcastle Building – Level Unlocked

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”

Sandcastle Building: Auditions Tonight

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”