No Mental Breakdown Yet

Okay, first up: show update. We had a rehearsal Saturday where I had a few scenes that we ran over several times to do some more focus on them. I know from my own experiences on stage, these kinds of rehearsals helped me out a lot when I was trying to get lines or timing….

After the Hurricane, We are Still Here

We lost a rehearsal this week due to the weather from Hurricane Irma, but we were able to get back to business on Tuesday and Thursday. We are one week away from being officially off book for rehearsals and some of the actors are getting nervous. They’ve made a lot of headway on their lines,…

Remember to Breathe…

The show is now within one month of opening night. Wednesday was one of those moments where something that always seemed to be far in the distance suddenly became just around the corner. I’ve told myself to focus and keep breathing several times this week. Rehearsal Tuesday night went okay, even though I had only…

You Have the Right to Remain Dead

So, what’s going on? Well, I’m doing a show. I’m directing You Have the Right to Remain Dead. The play is a comedy murder mystery with audience participation written by Pat Cook. We have been in rehearsal for about two and a half weeks already and things are going well. We have had our share…

I Have a Confession to Make

Okay, so I have a confession to make. I’ve faltered a bit. I was off to a great start and was hitting it hard. My efforts were commendable and I had a great outlook on things, but I hit a wall and I stalled. About this time last year, I was writing like no one’s…

The Love of the Fight

No matter how many times it happens The anticipation hits me every time The moment just before the moment Where my energy builds up on the inside   My adrenaline hits my blood stream As my muscles respond to my command Drawing my weapon I move on forward To engage my opponent where he stands…

Love Rediscovered

Love lost is hard I wish it on no one To look and behold Then have it no more Knowing your time is done   Your heart feels empty Carrying the blackness of void You scour the earth To determine your worth In the absence of what you enjoyed   Then one day a hand…

The Eyes I Cannot Escape are My Own

We all see life through our own unique filter We take it in, process it, and see the outside world No one sees the world like I do and as much as I try I can’t turn it off After growing up on stage and learning performance, presentation, and presence I fear there is no…

My Greatest Achievement

As I moved on into being an adult you start to look for the purpose in your life.  What will you put your energy into?  Is there some grand plan put in place by God just for you?  And if so, what was it?  We all search for these things.  This is what I believe…

A Theatre Lament…of sorts

No poem this time, but just a reflection on my state of mind.  I just felt compelled to write, so here goes:   I miss the innocence of childhood. Now I suppose you could say that’s a pretty common statement but I especially mean it when I apply it to one of my first loves: …