Love me some Fringe. Saw four plays in two days, not including the ones I was in. We came up last year, and it was the first time I was here without having a show in the festival. I can't decide which is more enjoyable: there's something fun about just being at Loch Haven Park … Continue reading Orlando Fringe 2012: What I’ve Seen So Far (part I)
1. Everything in it is absolutely true. Rose is a real person, and I used to get the stuffing beat out of me. Several of the people on stage are the ones playing the taiko music featured in the piece. 2. The first time we did the show was the first time we did the … Continue reading Counting: 5 Things You Should Know About BLESSINGS
A recent discussion about creating a style guide... KP: So, will you also include basic spelling and grammatical conventions? AW: Like? KP: Oh, you know... serial commas... and/&... how to spell "theater." AW: It's -ER, right? KP: Yes! Thank you! AW: I never understood the -RE spelling. Theatre. Centre. Are they trying to be fancy? … Continue reading The Spelling Rules
Getting to know yourself is a blessing. The next offering from Rake Theater, in collaboration with The Movement Project; a spectacle of dance, movement, text, images, and martial arts. Sat. 5/19- 3:00pm Sun. 5/20- 1:15pm Sat. 5/26- 11:30am Sun. 5/27- 8:00pm
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)
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