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
We're moving ahead at full speed. Rehearsals are taking place both in person, with Alyson and Rob, and via Skype, for me to join in. The video chat is occasionally disconcerting, as the webcam decides -- of its own volition -- to suddenly ZOOM way in, highlighting my forehead creases. Most of the marketing materials … Continue reading Latest News from the Tropics
Tropical Depression is a solo show. An extended monologue for one character. However, it is for a character played by an actress -- an actress who is not the playwright (aka "me"). Many solo performances are autobiographical, or are performed by the writer. I tend to think of those as actor-led shows, the work of … Continue reading One! Singular sensation, every little step she takes!
Quote attribution varies. It was something I heard from a screenwriting instructor, that she'd heard from someone else, etc. We're not discussing anything contentious or abhorrent here; this is about writing. Editing is hard work. Words can sparkle on the page, but somehow, when they come out of the mouth of a human being, they … Continue reading “Sometimes, You Have to Kill Your Babies”
Today's fun fact: the word "Blitz" means lightning in German. That's fitting for a play about inclement weather! I have a schedule and a plan and unfettered access to the internet -- look out! No, really, please join us in our various online locations. It makes the whole process more fun and it gives you, … Continue reading Media Blitz Kick-Off!
I went to Fringe Preview last night. It was fun! Not sure why I wasn't able to go in 2008, but this ended up being my first one. Not surprisingly, parking = difficult. It was nice to see so many different groups there -- especially in costume! It gave me a good sense of what … Continue reading Fringe Preview Review
Introducing the lovely and talented Alyson Innes as Jenny! Very exciting. And because she really is lovely, we'll be putting lots of her photos up soon. I might even put up a photo of myself too... ooooohhhh, wow.
Been crazy busy here. Got my ticket for Fringe Preview next week. Ordered postcards, and they should arrive well before Monday. I left a nice big space in the center where I can include the name of my STILL-TO-BE-DETERMINED actress. I'm not worried. The universe is full of miracles, and I know it's going to … Continue reading Latest News from the Tropics
Been trying to update this site, plus keep the page on the Orlando Fringe website up-to-date too. I did all of the required updates, but now I'm adding some sparkle and shine to it. Go check it out now: Tropical Depression @ OrlandoFringe.org