Writing has taken a backseat for me these past several months. You may have noticed by the diminishing number of posts on this here blog. I have often (too often) lamented my lack of motivation when it comes to writing, but this time I shall spare you my infernal whining. I do not apologize for my silence because quite frankly I have been too damn busy. I have not had a theater-free week since August 2007, and I have been having the time of my life as a result. The work has begun to overlap, which thrills me – although I will confess I miss the lazy evenings on the couch watching television with my wife. Right now I have her penciled in for late June.
While I have not written anything of note in many months, I am nonetheless satisfied with my creative output. This coming weekend I open Camp Freedom, a project I’ve been working on since the beginning of the year. I am proud to say I contribute to several aspects of this production: I am a member of the ensemble; I choreographed the stage combat; I even contributed a short piece of original music for the score. Also, I shaved my head. This week will be spent in tech. Tonight, Monday, is the one night the actors are not required. We’d really just get in the way. I suspect that most designers believe we do that anyway.
So, I have tonight off, right? Of course not. Tonight I begin rehearsals for Busman’s Honeymoon at Lifeline Theatre. This will be my second show with the good folks at Lifeline, and I can’t begin to tell you how flattered I am that they asked me to participate.
So I have little to complain about right now. I’ve got a day job I actually almost look forward to, and the theater work has been steady. If you folks are in town, come see Camp Freedom! running March 8th through April 19th, or Busman’s Honeymoon from May 1st through June 21st. I will do my best to get some writing done between now and then, too.
I think creative output and fulfilmlment is pretty much the Holy Grail, whatever the output type.