The Final Curtain Falls

The final weekend of the show went quickly. Our second weekend went through a Thursday, Friday, Saturday night run and then closed with a Sunday matinee. My cast surprised me Thursday night. Usually, on the final performance, the cast and crew give the director some kind of show gift that is a signed show poster…

The Last Push to Opening Night

We are closing in on the opening of You Have the Right to Remain Dead with only two rehearsals left. Wednesday night was our open dress rehearsal. For this rehearsal we will open select friends, community groups, and board members to come in and see the show. This is helpful in giving the cast a…

Preparing Our Final Approach

There’s been a lot since I’ve given a show update last. Over the weekend, we had our tech rehearsal and first full dress rehearsal. Saturday was the tech rehearsal. We went through the show and skipped to the different light and sound cues we have in the show to make sure timing on these is…

You Aren’t Going to Believe This!

Ok, so this is what happened. After work on Friday (two weeks from opening night of my show) I get a call from the father of one of my cast members. He told me that she checked herself into a hospital where they have admitted her for a few days and she won’t know exactly…

I’m Just Happy I Know What Day it Is

There is so much going on right now! Aaarrrrrggghh! Ok, I feel better. Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to: Theatre stuff: last night was our first night off book. This is the rehearsal where the actors what we have scheduled without a script in their hands. Off book nights are that last…

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…