I haven't written here in the blog since April. One might think nothing was going on. One would be wrong.
XX Fest passed and I was thankful to be completely divorced from the theatre it is associated with...moreso its artistic director than anything or anyone else, but either way, onward!
Spring melted into a pretty decent summer, compared with last year, and a trip to Colorado to visit with La Familia Wilcox-Kiedaisch for a gi-normous reunion...which was interesting. I always feel like an outsider at those gatherings. I just don't have a whole lot to contribute about child-rearing, ya know? My babies are my art projects, and most folks with actual human progeny don't really understand that. Some of us really are NOT hardwired to be interested in reproducing. My biological clock never really ticked. I like children fine...and think I'd be a pretty good mother, HOWEVER, I just never felt like giving up my art babies for a human one. If that makes me selfish, well, I guess I'm selfish! Or, to look at it another way, does the poor, depleted earth really need another kid? It's not like we're in any danger of dying out (unless we blow ourselves up or whatnot in one fell swoop).
Anyway, enough of THAT tangent. Got back from said reunion and got a part time job. My friend Rebecca and I started SLAC (Slash Artists Collective) with the first bunch of 9 guinea pigs. We met for six consecutive Saturday mornings to teach each other. We each facilitated one workshop for the rest of the group and learned:
1.) Dramaturgy and writing
2.) Choreography workshop & Voice/Character
4.) Physical Scores
5.) Devising Theatre
6.) Artist's Toolbox & Writing an Artist's Statement
It was kind of an awesome experiment, and we are going to continue into the fall with an eye towards devising work - I've got a fun monologue workshop I'm kinda psyched to try out on the group! I did it with my Acting 101 for Nonmajors students when I was in grad school, and it was fairly successful with the eyerolling jocks and sorority sisters, so I'll be curious how it translates to actual artists!
Rehearsed and performed in the ensemble of Don Quixote & Sancho Panza: Homeless in Seattle for the Multicultural Play Festival in July at ACT. Did a whole mess of graphic design work. Started rehearsing for Pandora & The BOX which is coming up as part of eSe Teatro's Nuevo y Solo showcase, also at ACT.
Went down to Oregon to see my friend Joel - a whole mess of us camped on what used to be his brother's farm, now owned by another family who opened up their farm for the occasion: Joelapalooza 2012. A good time and good eatings were had by all!
And now it's September, and time is dwindling in my Fremont apt - S.O. and I will cohabitate begining October 1st, in a cozy little Greenlake abode. First time I will have lived with anyone anot
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