Rehearsals have begun for Lifeline Theatre’s upcoming production of Midnight Cowboy, written by my good friend and frequent artistic collaborator Chris Hainsworth. I think this is the seventh show we’ve worked on together? Or tenth, if you count A Crew of Patches, and why wouldn’t we? Usually we’re acting together, or one of us is acting in something the other one wrote. This time, I’m directing Chris’s script. We’re four days in to the rehearsal process and I don’t think I’ve embarrassed myself too much yet. It’s been all preliminary work so far: Table work, some movement exploration, and tonight is devoted to dialects and music. We’ve got a couple days off, and then on Sunday we have an event for our donors and subscribers. Then, next week, we start with two days of violence. And THEN we will start actually staging this play. I can’t wait.