June 20, 2016

So sad to be leaving the weird, warped community of Merciful since We're Doomed took its final bow on Saturday night. I was so exhilarated that this show, which on paper looked like the darkest, most depressing thing ever, could shine so brightly once in the hands of t...

June 16, 2016

Opening night was a dream, everything I could have asked for.  The audience laughed at 95% of the things I thought they would laugh at, and 15% of the things I didn't think they would laugh at, for an ultimate total of 10% more laughter than I was expecting!  There wer...

June 15, 2016

I guess the best thing about a limited run (very limited: 4 nights!) is there's no danger of closing early (goodbye, American Psycho, Bright Star, Allegiance, Amazing Grace, Dames at Sea, Disaster, Spring Awakening, and Tuck Everlasting--all Broadway shows that shutter...

June 9, 2016

With opening night looming (it's just a week away) it's time to create the program so that the audience will have something to rustle during the quiet moments. Because it was so much fun to create the poster, we decided to go with Doomed expressions for our pics in the...

May 31, 2016

I suspect that in other theatre groups a stage manager has a fairly finite job description: generally calling the cues (for set changes, lights, etc.), and ensuring that a long-open show continues to reflect the director's original intention.  But having met with our s...

May 30, 2016

Trying to get all my lines down--I've kind-of-sort-of got them, but they jumble themselves up and crash each other's sentence, so to speak.  Part of the problem is that Brother Eccentric is apparently very concerned with safety, and some days it seems half of his lines...

 

Our next show (We're Doomed) opens on June 15th and rehearsals are going swimmingly--or at least well enough that I can start stepping back a bit as director and start working on finding a character for myself. At Tuesday's rehearsal I attempted to channel the Muppets...

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