I can feel the energy of theatre starting to pull friends and family into its vortex. I have always been amazed at how a play can do that. A piece of theatre is such a living work of art--it has an amazing cause and effect. While a play is in the process stage, it creates plenty to talk about, and draws people together in a powerful way. Manifesting a play that an audience will eventually see, often pulls you into a dimension that feels like an alternate universe. I have found it to be a the ultimate leap of faith, and now I'm on my way to LA to take another huge leap. I can feel the support begin to manifest--I think because a play is a foreign work of art to most people, as if is an impossible pursuit for one's life. Although I feel like I have missed out in the pursuit of family and a conventional life, it feels as if it is the only thing I must do. This I owe to my Mother, whose life's work has always seemed like the ultimate leap. It is a risk that feels so frightening, and yet for me, the inside of a play seems like the safest place I could be.
I think it feels safe because my plays are so personal, my life evolving from one play to another. A play is a therapy of the imagination. During the rehearsal process, I feel as though some shaman takes over my life and spirit, as if God is communicating some unspoken revelation.
I've started to revise the play, and am happy to find that although it needs plenty of work, after putting it down for awhile, it still reads really well. Finding the structure of a play is one of the most exciting parts of the writing process. When the structure begins to reveal itself, I feel as though its something beyond something a human could find. this is where the spirit takes over. Bohemian Cowboy is structured as seven parts, three parts in each seven. The first part is the story I'm telling, the second part is speaking to a mythical character, and the third part is the song that pulls everything together with emotion that cannot be spoken. I don't ever sit down and decide on a structure, one must begin writing believing that it will reveal itself. When it comes, it is the key that becomes the purpose, the revelation that my life is being revealed through the imagination. What a joy!
The structure of this blog and journal is something that I've yet to find, but it will come. Today, I feel gratitude for all of those who are listening and supporting me in this venture. Thank you, all!