While I am down one theatre project (the world premiere of Seattle playwright Kirsten Fatland’s “Black Men Smile at Me” has been pushed back to October, due to casting problems), I still have quite a lot on my plate: dramaturgy for “Charley’s Aunt” up at Taproot Theatre; drafting the script for, casting, and directing the summer Shakespeare at the Troll this year; production managing for “Stop Kiss”; and a 10-minute snippet from a potential show, “Best of Craigslist Live!” to be performed this coming Sunday. By me. Who hasn’t been on stage in over a year (and the last time was in front of a bunch of elementary school kids who were mostly just happy to be out of class for the moment). Eep.
Add to this that my boyfriend bought the highly addictive Wii game “Okami” (yes, I’m a video game addict, I take my narratives in whatever well-told and amusing form they come), and I haven’t had a lot of time to go see shows for the past couple of weeks. I have a few on my plate, but there’s just an overwhelming amount of small theatre being produced in this town. Which is a good thing, but it means I end up missing a lot of things I want to see, or not being able to schedule time before they’re sold out, or something like that. I have definite plans to go see “Ching Chong Chinaman” produced by Sex in Seattle, and I’d loooooooooooove to see Robopop! at Washington Ensemble Theatre. I’m also breaking down and seeing a large theatre show, On the Town. Because I have comp tickets.
I did finally get around to reading “Outrageous Fortune,” and I generally agree with the hostile tone most theatre bloggers have reviewed it with. I’ll get to that more later, as soon as I actually wrap my brain around it — which is hard, considering what a self-indulgent, tautological and, frankly, sloppy piece of writing it is.
In the meantime, I fully plan to apply to the board for the Seattle Arts Commission through the Get Engaged program, which is a way for young adults (18-29) to get involved in civic issues. The age of “young adult” keeps getting older and older, the older I get, which I find very amusing, but on the other hand, it’s good because I can still squeeze myself into that age bracket. I’m pretty excited about it, and feel strongly that it’s about the only good thing Mayor Nichols ever did for Seattle. So yay.