Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thoughts on getting ready

Getting things ready for the next show. Trying to remember that the less I fret, the better. The more I merely prepare and then open myself up to whomever walks through the doors and whatever they bring through the door with them... the better.

I want this next one to be like a game. Like the joy one gets playing with toys as a child does.

There are very dark themes and actions to be portrayed in the Dream Journal. All the more reason to play, to enjoy. We will bring all our ability and craft and intelligence to this, but no matter how dark the material, we will dance while making this story!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Thanks Again!

Hey Thanks again! This time from the Octogenarian Veterans!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Journal Entry

Seven Snakes sold out this weekend. It is a good feeling to have the closing weekend sold before the middle of the week. I think if we had another 20 seats we might have been able to fill them. I need to figure out a production model that allows us to keep a succesful show like this one up and running. It would have been difficult under any sort of conditions since there are 15 people in the cast, but what if we have a smaller cast show?

I will miss this show. Alot. I still need to process all the stuff I learned making it. I went way out of my comfort zone, and it worked. I have alot of folks to thank for that. The cast, David Lykins, John Ross Wilson, and many more. Thank you all.

Nanowrimo is going well. I am using Nanowrimo in the same manner in which I used it back in 2006 when I was working on a prose version of Seven Snakes. It worked in 2006 and I think it could and will work for The Grave Stranger as well. And, I must admit it has made the past few days very fruitful and positive. Taking a wider lense, a sort of world building approach to the story helps me to realize or generate elements to the story that just would not have occured to me before (or at the very least not as quickly...) Characters sudden appear that I had no idea could be in the story, for instance... Yesterday and Today, two very important characters to the protagnist's past just appeared. Why? Because there was something to this imposed word count deadline that helps one to keep hitting the keys (it helps me anyway).

I think I got to go back to writing right now.

FavoriteThing(s)ThisWeek - Adam Schmidt

Adam Schmidt

Monday, November 01, 2010


The return of FTTW!

I don't know how to not love this.

The artist is Michael Rea.

I'm going to eat my geek heart out!