Temporarily

Current work and ongoing life

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The middle.

Beginning in the middle, a good place to start. Not that I have a choice. Since July, I've been memorizing my solo play, Nine Day Wonder, as I get ready to perform it over a long weekend in mid-October. I haven't acted since 2007 so it's interesting, pleasant because I don't have to prove anything — what's the point? I don't want or need to get anything from it — disquieting because there's no one around, unless I'm talking my rehearsals are...

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Empty theater

Empty theater

The Sitnik Theater, Centenary Stage Company 2020. That's where I'll be performing Nine Day Wonder. In front of the Christmas Carol set. A drape will close it off, and legs will come in from the sides to close down the proscenium but still, it's a big house to fill. The play is just me and a pile of junk. If that sounds Beckett-esque I did have Godot in mind as I began to write: my play is an opposite version; instead of five men waiting for one...

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A week ago

As Will says in Nine Days Wonder, 'Tomorrow becomes yesterday, last week, last year.' I figured I'd have all this figured out in a matter of hours. Still, not too bad. Not a Wordpress master by any means but maybe an advanced amateur. My time, apart from site issues, has mostly been spent learning lines and thinking through scenes as I get ready to move into a rehearsal room next week to spread out a little and work on what I'm going to refer...

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In the middle.

A good place to start - not that I have a choice. What's past can be backfilled; what's to come we can face together. Here are some teasers: I'm learning a solo play that I wrote a few years back that I will be performing myself in mid-October; work on my house is just about finished, and I can maybe settle down to enjoy it; the pugs are advancing in age, but so am I; and I think I'm very fortunate and try to keep that in mind as I go about my...

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