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…

Here’s Something About Me You May Not Know

I’ll have another post soon about how the show is going, but today I felt like getting some thoughts out there. I manage a couple of outlets on social media. I’ve got a Facebook profile, a Twitter account, a blog on WordPress, and a Tumblr account that I ignore and just push my blog to….

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….

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…

Of the Fates that Await Me (updated)

Of the fates that await me I can stomach all but one To stare at a mirrored visage And find that I recognize no one That I am no longer myself With no idea where I am How did I come to be in this place? And what’s worse, knowing all that, and simply not…

Finally Found Direction

Last week I made a bit of a break through.  I had been stuck in the rewrite of my book and I finally made some progress.  One part of my hang up was that a major storyline that I had in place before was being dropped and restructuring the plot was a challenge.  In doing…

My Brain Has Stalled / Last of the Weavers

I have hit a bit of a wall. I’ve started the rewrite of my book and the first chapter came put pretty good. Chapter two, though?  My brain has stalled.  I’ve hit about 650 or so words and just kinda…nothing.  I know what needs to happen it’s just I don’t see it in my head…