Checking In

Checking In

So much stuff has happened since my last post that I don’t know where to begin. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m friggin’ exhausted.

The big news, of course, is the election. It’s been two weeks and I still don’t know what to say about it. I am enraged. I am depressed. I am overwhelmed. I don’t know what to do about it. This is not the country I want the USA to be. My social media has been a maelstrom of anger since election day, and it is getting toxic. I often think about deactivating my Facebook account, maybe just for a month or two, but I worry that I’d be lost without it. But then I get into an exchange with one of my Trump-voting relatives – who are better at arguing online than I am – and I just want to burn it all down. I don’t know. Maybe after Deathscribe.

I watched the returns on election night from a hotel room in Salt Lake City. It was one of several cities I’ve traveled to over the last few weeks as part of a video shoot I’m acting in. The details of the shoot are not particularly exciting. It’s an “industrial,” which is the kind of video that companies have made specifically for their employees. There’s not much in the way of artistic fulfillment going on. But I’ve gotten to fly a whole bunch, and see parts of the country I’ve never seen before. The only real downside is that we’re in and out of these towns so fast that I don’t really get to see much. But it’s still cool. And the gig pays really well.

In spite of the global trash fire we’re living in right now, some things are going right. My play Miss Holmes has had a long and very successful run, and will finally close this weekend. I have signed an agreement for a new production of it in 2017 (more on that after the theatre announces it) and I’m in discussions for a couple others. I have started working on the sequel, but it’s still in the very early stages.

I’m home this week for Thanksgiving, and Mandy and I have elaborate plans tonight to order some food and watch a movie. Next week I’m back on the road for a few more days on the video shoot. Then I’m back for my favorite annual event, Deathscribe. And then I jump into rehearsals for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. During all that I’ve got to keep writing and also work on pre-production for a play I’m directing next year. More on that after Deathscribe.

I have a lot more to say about… everything. I’ll be back.

 

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