Whew. I think now we need t-shirts that say "I survived Tropical Depression" or something. Fringe was very fun this year, especially because I got to be involved much more than last time. I was able to see many more shows (which I will comment on in a future post) and meet nice people. I … Continue reading Latest News from the Tropics (Home sweet home edition)
I have never actually been in a hurricane. Aly has been in several, as have Rob and Chris (our sound guy). For the creation of this play, I had to do a lot of research. I read articles, watched a video of Hurricane Charley, and sent around a survey for folks to fill out. I … Continue reading Tropical Storm Confessions
Well, we're not technically in the tropics anymore -- we're here in Orlando -- and we've been super-busy. Here are the highlights... Not everyone likes pimiento cheese. I know you're shocked by this. We had our tech on Tuesday. It was great being in our "home" and with all the props and the lights, it … Continue reading Latest News from the Tropics (Central FL Edition)
Today I get to rehearse with my actress for the first time. We open in less than a week. Ok, I'll amend that. I get to rehearse with my actress in person for the first time. Here's how it all breaks down. Tropical Depression was actually created for a fantastic actress friend of mine who … Continue reading Virtual Reality — > Actual Reality
In the last post, I told you how much I need you to give me your hard-earned money to get this play on its feet. Now I'm about to tell you that I am going to give one night of our box office earnings to a charity of my choosing. That night is Sunday, May … Continue reading Tropical Depression Gives Back!
This production is brought to you by the letters M and E. Me. I'm paying for it. I have a job -- not a super-lucrative one and unfortunately one that qualifies me as "underemployed" -- and the money that I earn from my job goes directly into the costs of the performance. Things like props, … Continue reading Give us your money!
This is probably not where I should start. I should start at the beginning. Wherein I'm loading my car with ALL of the props, ALL of the furniture, ALL of our newly printed postcards, and SEVERAL of our t-shirts. Plus my little cooler filled with water and snacks. Let me tell you, the spatially-challenged should … Continue reading Fun at First Thursday X-Promo
What's new in the tropics? Rehearsals are well underway, and the output is fantastic. We've received a few generous donations, and tickets are now on sale. Tomorrow, we'll be performing at the Orlando Fringe/Orlando Museum of Art First Thursday cross-promotion. It's a wonderful way to get a little exposure -- which is fantastic, since I'm … Continue reading Latest News from the Tropics
Harold and Fringezilla are making their schedule, trying to figure out what Fringe shows they want to see this year. Tropical Depression is at the top of their list. They know that tickets go on sale May 1, so they want to be prepared. Go to the Orlando Fringe website to buy tickets: http://www.orlandofringe.org. You … Continue reading Charge!
So pimiento cheese -- a key element in the play -- is definitely a conversation starter. When I mentioned that I made a batch, reactions were varied: "That's something you can make?" or "What in the world goes in there?" Recipes can and do vary. Mine was simple: cheddar cheese, monterey jack, mayo, dill pickles, … Continue reading Say Cheese