Play practice today

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.

 

Exciting News (directorial debut)

Corn Stock Theatre is having their annual local playwrights showcase in the end of January, and excitingly enough, I had a play accepted. I was told about a month ago about this and I am thrilled because Corn Stock does such an amazing job through and through.

Today, though, I got even more exciting news! I was asked by the producer of the show to direct one of the plays! Now, it’s just a scripted reading, but this is such a great honor and I was thrilled to accept.

So stay tune folks, and if you are in the Central Illinois area, you better come and watch not only one of my plays but also  my directorial debut at Corn Stock