I haven’t been great about posting lately. Here’s what I’ve been up to:
Preparing for a non-hurricane. Yes, like everyone else I panicked and rushed out to stock up on supplies. Alas, the stores were out of useful things like flashlights and batteries. I ended up with beef jerky, kettle corn, Cheetos, Whoppers, bottled water, Gatorade, and two scented candles. Everything one needs to survive an apocalypse, eh? I ate all the beef jerky before the storm even hit. As NYC was on lockdown, I also had a ridiculous amount of time on my hands. Most people threw wild parties. I chose to be productive (which is weird) and wrote a 48 page play. This is intended to eventually be a 60 page play, that will be submitted to the Public Theatre for application to their Emerging Writers Group. The deadline is Tuesday @ midnight, and I still have 12 pages to go. Who knew writing a play would be this hard? My previous playwriting experience includes short skits for the LIM College Drama Club, and my family’s annual Christmas musical production. Will that be enough to get me in the program? Probably not. Still, I’ve never written a full-length one-act before. This has been an incredible experience thus far.
It’s hasn’t been all work and no play, however. I went to a few shows at the Metropolitan Opera Outdoor HD Festival with my friend Susanna.
I must say that Nixon in China is one of the most violent shows I’ve seen recently. Almost made me physically ill. I wish I’d done a little more research before choosing which shows to see.
Tally-ho! Happy Labor Day Weekend!