Paperwork and Paperweights

The preparation for the show continues; I have created the beginnings of my prompt book, which I believe is a necessary part of pre-production for any director. I also created the rough rehearsal schedule, a character breakdown—which shows what characters are on which pages (it’s a small cast in a farce so by Act IIIContinue reading “Paperwork and Paperweights”

Collaboration is Key

I always say that the reason I love doing theatre is the chance to work with others in collaboration. I think I have some excellent and creative ideas, but when I work with others, the ideas get better. Case in point: working with a scenic designer. First of all, I should mention that I generallyContinue reading “Collaboration is Key”

Not an Endless Summer…

The summer of 2021 has been all about cleaning out a house and a garage, arranging a tool sale, and doing other online selling. Now, however, thoughts turn to a last minute vacation and, immediately following, the start of a new semester and academic year. Notably, I will retire at the end of this year,Continue reading “Not an Endless Summer…”

Dark Hamlet

Last Spring, our production of The Government Inspector was sidelined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I hated to let the seven weeks of rehearsal go to waste, and had considered restaging the play in the virtual world of Second Life for Spring 2021, but due to problems with rights and the demands of the software,Continue reading “Dark Hamlet”

Alter Egos (1)

I am creating separate pages for each of my alter egos, and have finished the one for Phorkyad Acropolis, my avatar in Second Life. He is my best known AE, having been photographed and profiled in a variety of articles and publications, near and far. The page features background on how I named him, andContinue reading “Alter Egos (1)”