Okay, remember that thing I did about six months ago, where I tried to write a hundred words a day here? It only lasted a month, but in hindsight I feel like that was a pretty good month, so I think I might try that again. I have been neglecting this place lately because I’ve actually been pretty busy. The Hammer Trinity is still going strong, but a nine-hour show means my weekends are pretty much shot. A Crew of Patches has been plugging along as well, and the administrative work that goes along with it has kept me pretty busy. I’m also working with Lifeline Theatre on developing their touring program. We’ve got a show set for the end of May that requires some planning. And I’m still getting auditions for voice overs and TV spots from my agent, although I haven’t booked anything new lately. I’m getting new headshots next month and looking forward to that. I’ve also started a new part-time temp gig that will last me until the fall, and I’m still taking the occasional freelance web development job.
I think I may need to cut one of these loose. I’m not making enough money to be this busy.
Rehearsals have begun on Soon I Will Be Invincible, and oh man has that been fun so far. On Tuesday we had a session of table work with our dramaturg, who teaches a class on adapting comics to other media at DePaul University. He presented us with an info packet… in the form of a comic book. It was amazing.
Some big news: I will be directing my first show at Lifeline Theatre next season. I’ve signed on to direct my friend and frequent collaborator Chris Hainsworth‘s adaptation of Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy. I am equal parts excited and petrified.
In the mean time I’ve got another draft of a new play that I really need to finish. I’m hoping it will be the first in a trilogy. I keep getting all these cool ideas for parts 2 and 3, but part 1 just has me stuck. I’ll figure it out, though. I’m really hoping I’ll find time in the next couple weeks to make that happen.