Third production of Pandora & The Box under my belt now. And I totally got a little geeky thrill after reading this article on the Seattle playwrights' scene this morning and realizing, WOW, my work (not only as an actor, now, but as a PLAYWRIGHT!) has been produced at a well-known and reputable theatre - ACT! Hee hee hee...
...and it reminds me again, that I'm not just an actor, I'm a multidisciplinary artist, and while I don't mind being a hired gun for someone else's production, I really am at my best when doing mulitple things on a given project, even if it stresses me out. And by "my best" I totally mean the cheesy and woo-woo "walking the path I was put on this earth for". And this go-round, I not only wrote and produced my little piece, but also designed the graphic for the entire Nuevo y Solo event.
I got lots of great feedback on the piece, and was encouraged to submit it for the Northwest New Works festival at On The Boards next year. Was also encouraged to continue to explore the horror genre onstage, and it was "really scary" - perhaps the best compliment I received (and MULTIPLE times, I might add).
Also, it was FUN. Rehearsal started out mostly just myself and Rebecca (Goldberg, my director & partner in theatrical world domination) for the first few weeks, and that was going along nicely. Then when Kevin (Heard, the Sound Wizard) came back from his out-of-town excursion, we added the sound layer. It was the most wonderful, awesome thing in the world to tell him what I was thinking, then, gear set up, to hear with my own ears those creepy and epic voices in my imagination! And when we put it in front of our audiences, it was surround sound: it felt like they were trapped inside the "box" of the small Eulalie Scanduzzi space with all these terrifying and manipulative creatures trying to get Pandora to open up and let them out!
It makes me want to do MORE of this...
Day to day thoughts, rants and mental detritus.