I am in my cave.
June 21st, 2010 → Leave a comment
Oliver is chilling atop my outline for my new play “Cat Lady.”
I leave on a plane to Austin, TX in a few hours and am like a crazy lady trying to rewrite my script before it gets read by actors. That’s right, I’m using actors from Texas to workshop my new play. I’m outsourcing LA jobs.
I couldn’t wait to get home a few months ago, and for the last few weeks, couldn’t wait to leave. I’ve been meaning to update the blog but have been wanting to focus inward. I hadn’t touched this script since I worked it over in March. Before that, I hadn’t touched it since January. It’s a trip. It took over a week for me to understand what I wrote. It really takes a long time to get into the cave.
I’m an antsy lady. If there is nothing going on, I really lose my mind. It’s especially hard because being creative sometimes requires that I have time to myself, but usually time to myself makes me go crazy. And I am learning that getting real work done means I need to bounce out of town.
I am working with Shawn Sides, an amazingly talented director in Austin (another outsourced LA job). She’s been amazing at helping wrangle actors from her company to do the reading, setting a work schedule (which includes time to hit the bars every night, god bless this woman), and also schedule rest time. I had no idea that directors could be so helpful. And I need this help because I’m writing for other people for the first time.
I get two days off after we work like crazy for six days straight. In those two days, I will have earned the right to do nothing but drink and go swimming.
Can’t wait. Now back to the grind. I am drinking red bulls and rewriting this play!!!