I do want to remind you that all of this occurred from going to an A.A. meeting. That's really the cool part. I'm not sure why Marie was (is) so willing to help me, but she really went to bat for me. David did tell me that I probably wouldn't have been able to work there had there not been a down turn in the economy, the booking and theatre action has slowed. So, I'll talk to everyone regarding the project and then I'll make the deal. This means I'll have to also find a cheap place in Hollywood near the theatre, which I was hoping to avoid by getting both the living space and the theatre space as one. However, this way, there is no build out costs, and not as much with the other production requirements. In the end of this, I'll probably be broke and hungry, but I'll have a show that I can take on the road.
As for the show, I've been making great progress on the over all structure and rhythm. I've been memorizing the parts I feel are finished, and finding the re-writes as the memorization comes to a stop. Great way to work. I send the script back to Kurt every couple of days, and he gives notes and its working. Kurt is a great dramaturg, (someone who analyzes scripts) and we've done this seven or eight times before. He seems excited about coming out in January to work on the project. I called Kent earlier in the day and let him know that if I make this deal for the theatre, 'Blue Baby' will go up. We are getting the buzz going.
I slept last night, but not the night before, so I missed yesterdays blog. I'm still trying to read blogs of the people that are commenting, but I also have to reserve my energy to work. I can't do all of it, but as things ease up again, and I feel that I'm secure with having a space, I will be able to 'do it all'. Thanks again for the support and the comments, they are life affirming. Let's do a show!