No, haven’t blogged in forever. It has been difficult to do so. A combination of a slow computer a busy schedule and a messy mind. I have felt a bit unable to keep up with the world lately, and it keeps me from wanting to write. Hope to shake it.
But theater has been kind.
Performing in Othello has been a bigger joy than I ever could have expected. The prospect of doing Shakespeare again frankly scared the crap out of me. Learned a great deal from my first Shakespeare experience, and it helped me here. Tried to concentrate on keeping the intentions simple, and the text as clear as possible. I think we all have acheived that. The production is something to be proud of (yes, dangled that preposition). The chance to make some art is really a privilege.
Also, Got to see friend Carl Randolph take a wonderful turn in “A Prayer for Owen Meany” at Roundhouse in Bethesda, MD. I loved this show. It had so much to say about the dangers of following faith, or anything, blindly. The production used all the stage-trickery at its disposal, but only in service to the text. I am usually not quick with a standing ovation, but I stood. If it were at all possible, I would see it again.