Its been raining here in Los Angeles for three days, which is an added challenge in any city. I've been waking up most mornings now with some slight anxiety, but it usually goes away as I rise and get to work. I've also been doing my very early morning ritual of working on the memory around four in the morning, as I naturally wake up. The days are very full now, as we start to bring the elements together for production. The photos, the set, the lighting, programs, there are variables that must be attended to that are separate from the performing.
Last night after rehearsal, we went and saw a play at The Ford Theatre by Jim Leonard, who taught playwrighting at ASU for a year in the late twentieth century. It was absolutely brilliant! Jim moved here to L.A. after his stint at ASU, and has been writing and working mostly in television, it was great to see that he is still plying his craft in the theatre. I don't have time to get into the specifics of the play, suffice to say it was everything you would want in a play and plenty more. It is great to see a playwright working at the height of his powers. If any are interested, its called 'Battle Hymn'.
It's time to get to rehearsal, thanks everyone, for supporting theatre and a new play.