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(Since it opens tomorrow)

For me, it's an honor to have someone ask my opinion on the work they have done as a director. Especially when they ask for it when the work is still in process.

A few weeks ago, [livejournal.com profile] persephoneplace asked me to come see the show and provide some play polish. I went and spent an evening with the cast about 2 weeks ago. It was my first time doing any kind of play polish for someone else and it was an interesting experience (and one I hope I get to repeat - if nothing else, the experience of picking apart another director's mind for "why did you make that choice?" was a lot of fun).

I have to be honest - I didn't go in expecting to like it. Margaret Atwood isn't an author I enjoy, nor do I normally enjoy feminist dark plays. I'll also be honest & say that it still isn't my cuppa - Atwood isn't an author I'll ever spend a lot of time really grooving on.

That aside, the show is good. Jessica, who plays Penelope has possibly one of the most brutal parts I've seen in a while - a goodly amount of what she does is monologue, which is hard to do. She engages the audience, letting them have that window into the heart & soul of a woman who finally has perspective on what happened to her.

The communal chorus characters use that communal mouthpiece in really interesting ways. As if their lot in life as the maids had forged them into a single mind, there are many of their speeches that nicely come out as a single thought with many tongues. Add in that they are also all the secondary characters in Penelope's tale and you have something that is occasionally difficult - switching from lusty suitor to servile maid to saucy sailor with little more than a heartbeat between.

It's not an easy play. I applaud the ladies for the work they have done. Here's hoping they get the audience they deserve.

Information & tickets here
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Smile)
[livejournal.com profile] persephoneplace, "Mama"

You listen to me. Especially when I talk terrified nonsense.
You think I'm birlliant - hey, I have enough of an ego to value that highly.
You grok flirting outrageously.
I have always felt enormously safe with you - I can share my heart & head without fear of damage.
You make me laugh. How can that be a bad thing ever?
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (3 Musketeers)
She sends me singing Musketeer YouTube links
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (3 Musketeers)
Between really good sound meetings with my TD and a very productive meeting with my set designer/master carpenter, as well as my producer getting jiggy with some cool concepts for promoting the show, I think I'm officially getting excited.

*hee*
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (3 Musketeers)
Does anyone I know have a movie camera & some time?

Evidently, she has an idea for me...
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Fire)
Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] persephoneplace for showing me this....I don't know if I can afford any of this, but mmm...pretty..

I really like Mandala Inferni and Mandala Aetheri
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Dork)
I'm so sorry, babe. I'm a giant dork.

Please forgive me.
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] persephoneplace!

May the coming years bring you the wisdom & joy you deserve! You're a doll, I adore you, and [livejournal.com profile] lovecraftienne is a very lucky lady indeed.
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Default)
I finally do one of these damned things because I remember - darn you [livejournal.com profile] persephoneplace

Name five things you enjoy, even when no one around you wants to go out and play. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level? Make your list, post it in your journal, then tag five new people and ask them to post it to theirs:

1. reading
2. bathing
3. dancing (yes, even by myself)
4. singing (again, even by myself)
5. one of my eight billion crafty hobbies

Not tagging because, to paraphrase [livejournal.com profile] mccorpsecorpse, chain letters bite large chunks of hairy ass.
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Default)
ganked from [livejournal.com profile] persephoneplace:

memememememe )


my answers are in a comment to her meme post.
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Yanked from [livejournal.com profile] persephoneplace:

I'd like y'all who read this to post in here something they would like to do with me someday.

Then post this in your journal to find out what people want to do with you.
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