I've been very busy these past few weeks and months attempting to find my way through a new genre (the West) as well as other various falling apples life has sent my way.
Regarding the western, having now seen it a dozen times on its feet, having heard various audience respond, having read the criticisms of it... I believe I now know how to make this 2 and quarter hour 2 act into a 90 min One Act. I suspect that sometime in the not too distant future we'll give it another shot in its new form.
It has been a hell of an experience, very positive but tough at the same time. A lot of heavy lifting on this one. Not just for me, for all of us. But, the journey has been its own reward, and I have learned more on this one production than I have for a single specific production in a long time. My soul and mind are riper for it.
Now, I have to put some serious energy back into getting back in shape. Canceled the gym membership. It was good in the beginning, but realistically it was too out of the way to get to with continued frequency. So, this week I am buying a recumbent cycle for the home. Last time I had one, I worked out with great frequency, and I think that this is definitely the way to go. Also, a couple of free weights as well. The goal is to lose 30 pounds before the next show opens. I can do this!