I did get a call from the realtor of the space I wanted who said the owner didn't want to do a three month lease, I made a counter offer, still, there are other spaces and I'll have to work harder to get it. It wouldn't be the first time space becomes an issue, but I am firm in my conviction of where I want the play to go up. The L.A. Arts District. I'll ask the ghost of my father for help.
Oh, I almost forgot. The opening night of the play, Friday, February 20th. Closing night will be March 21st. I'm not sure how many shows each play will run a week, but probably three shows for each play, or six performances a week. In a week or so, I'll make the final decision on the run, and which shows will run on which night. Plan your trip to Los Angeles and take in a couple of plays. It will be an adventure for you! I will also post travel possibilities, for the bohemians who can crash on a floor or air mattress. It will be one big theatre party. Rehearsals start the end of this month, giving us seven weeks of rehearsal. Kurt called last night from NYC, and feels a little overwhelmed with both plays going up. I may have to find another director for 'Blue Baby, A Memoir'. I'm sure there are directors here, maybe I'll sit next to one at the next A.A meeting. After reading the script of 'Bohemian Cowboy' and beginning the process of getting it ready for rehearsals, I am once again encouraged by the material. The small strides I've made at looking at it from an actor's point of view is so encouraging as well. There is much for an actor to work with. There are images. There are old photos. There is light and sound. There is power. There are ghosts and songs. There is Hamlet and cowboys. And of course, there is the DESERT. Here we go!
I finally went to the store and got some sudafed. I can breathe again, I may live. Tomorrow I may be able to start walking again, I have to lose a little weight and keep shape, acting is draining. I haven't done a show like this for three years, but I feel this summer performing gave me some chops. I'm looking forward to starting the acting process, but for now, I'll keep focussed on the writing and prepare for the acting. That folks, is living!