Today, we had our rehearsal for next week’s, Life, The Universe and Playwriting: A Sexlet of Orginal Plays, for which two of my plays are being shown, and I am directing one. I use the term directing loosely, as most of my directing experience is relegated to five year-olds or cheesy plays we did in college.
I was at first reluctant to even again to direct. But I decided what the hell, you only live once!
I haven’t regretted it.
The experience has been wonderful. My actors have been helpful with their advice and thoughts on blocking. And I feel like this will help my craft.
As a writer, my first thought is to do what I think best to complete my story. However as a director, I am seeing how this, on stage can created a bevy of problems, especially with blocking and character motivation. I think this is something I need to keep in mind when writing my plays.
Anyway, I still have some work to do for next week’s production, so this will have to be a short post.
Peace n luv.
P.S. If you are in the Peoria, Il area on Sunday check out the show. You won’t be disappointed.