This is my article for the production of HOT CAT that made a big splash at the Hollywood Fringe this year. I interviewed four of the actors as we sat in a circle on their stage. Just being in the playing space piqued my curiosity, knowing what Theatre Movement Bazaar likes to do with text.
LA STAGE TIMES article on HOT CAT
Things are moving very fast now. Design elements are finalized and a lot of the busiest work has begun. There’s a lot to do, but then only so much we can do. We don’t get into the space until June 17th. Everything now is about planning. But our ticket sales took a jump in two days. So ready or not, there will be an audience. And there will be a show…
Tickets and the show listing on HIGHWAYS website
This was a fun interview with a fellow female playwright about the process of developing her new play ANATOMY OF GAZELLAS. In a complete coincidence, I knew two of the actresses in the cast of seven women. (Elia Saldana and Cristina Frias.) I read it in the press release as I prepped for the interview. Small world, LA theater.
It’s always interesting to me where other writers pull ideas.
LA STAGE Times article on ANATOMY OF GAZELLAS
Today is our run through for designers. We’re working in the performance space. There’s so much to do just to prepare for the run-through and I’ve been busy. Not sleeping much. I did an update on my website this week about Tiger and it got me thinking more about the evolution of the show.
Sam, Gaby and I have been working together on this thing off and on for almost three years now. We started in the Fall of 2010. People have described the play as “deeply personal” and I think that’s why. All three of us have had our head in this game for a very long time. We go off and do other projects, then come back to this with new knowledge and deeper perspective.
We’ve expanded our team with designers and, of course, Vincent. The next month will be a blur. But I still completely love the rehearsal process. I went to Home Depot at 11:30pm last night to get the right kind of rope for a rehearsal prop today. Seriously, who gets to do stuff like that but theater people?
FleshEatingTiger at Highways Performance Space
Director in LA. Playwright in Chicago. Yeah, this was one of those. But both were very nice and very funny. Which I guess is a good sign since the play is a comedy. But that fun kind of Colbert-comedy that takes a few jabs at our American-ishness.
Haven’t seen this one yet but I hear it’s getting rave reviews.
LA STAGE Times article on The North Plan at The Elephant