Sorry for the radio silence, blog friends. I’ve been busy schooling and writing and rehearsing. In the blink of an eye, the encore run of [Frankenstein] was here. In another blink, it was gone.
My experience of these two performances (Monday, October 27 & Tuesday, October 28) was unique in that I was the only member of our cast and crew who got to sit down and watch the thing without a job to do. The few times I was able to stop myself from willing our tech cues to function properly and on time and actually consider what was in front of me, I smiled and enjoyed the realization of all our hard work. We received a lot of kind feedback about the changes we made to the show since our first run at Fringe, and our final performance last night was my favorite of them all. I am proud of what we did, and it was really nice to end on a high note with celebratory tacos.
So, what’s next?
Well, there’s no play in the works, but I am working on some freelance writing that will keep me pretty busy in the coming weeks, and I’m super excited about the art parties Harper and I are planning. We want to get together, hopefully weekly, and block a few hours of time exclusively for our individual creative projects. Once upon a time, I made all different kinds of 2D visual art, and I’d like to get back into that. I have a stack of inspiration images, the holidays are nearly upon us and, lucky for you all, I’ve once again decided to try to make or repurpose your gifts. It’s so easy to put off creative projects because there are so many things competing for my time. My hope is that being accountable to Harper about my art goals will help my progress and, in a lot of ways, she is the best cheerleader I’ve ever known.
More good news: I’m ready to recommit to you. I’m thinking of another Novemblog challenge in which I force myself to write one entry per day. What do you think? Would you read them?
I hope you all are doing well. Thanks especially to all of you who came to see [Frankenstein] or sent along kind words. I felt really supported, and I know that I am lucky.