I have been so engrossed in my work with the original play No Filter that I haven’t had the time to blog, much less anything else. I love what I am doing. I love the people I am working with. I love the play that has come to be. I am so taken by the whole process that it is all that I’m focused on and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything else, and I know I am. I know completely understand why theatre people can get so insular. Once they get into a play, their whole world becomes that production for the duration of the process until closing day. I’ve put my whole life on hold and threw caution to the wind just to be able to do the best that I can do for this play. We recently had a full run-through with a small audience composed of friends to get insights and feedback. I was nervous as hell but the insights were all so helpful and they had very good things to say about the show, and these people had no reason to give us platitudes. They want us to succeed and so they questioned choices that we made to make the play stronger. We even had friends who came in expecting to hate the show but they changed their minds when they saw it. I am more galvanized into making sure we make it to opening day with the best who we can make. I can’t believe I didn’t get into theatre sooner. I love this. I love everything about this.
Post-Script (July 14, 2015)
I originally wrote this yesterday on my WordPress App on my phone on my way to rehearsal and it was much longer and when I checked it on my desktop, I saw that the photo was saved too large so I adjusted and tried to fix it and I didn’t notice that I erased two or three whole paragraphs from the original blog post.
Argh! This is NOT as easy as I thought it was. I can’t even remember what I originally had written. I lost three paragraphs of this post. Argh!