Since the beginning of April I have been involved in 4 shows!
Three shows with rehearsals once a week: consulting directing on a narrative circus show called Monsters! which is running every wednesday through (well, through the day after tomorrow!). The show is a series of aerial, circus, and dance acts (including a trick jumprope act!) which are tied together with tendons of narrative structure and movement-acting bits. I rehearsed once a week with the very talented Prismagic company cast to devise and refine their movement acting for that connective tissue. You can check them out here: prismagic.org
In addition to that, I have been rehearsing once a week with Myrrh Larsen and co teaching a new Persephone the show Grey Gold: A New Myth of Persephone and Hades in order for them to bring the show to NYC this June! We just had our final rehearsal before they leave for the big apple today, and the show is looking so very compelling! You can find him over at https://www.patreon.com/myrrh and if you are out in New York I highly recommend you catch his shows at either Lucky 13 in Brooklyn or the Bowery Electric!
And in more Speculative Drama specific news, I will be debuting a brand-new movement micro-play THIS SATURDAY at The Moon Is In The Gutter: A Night Carnival for Nick Cave ( http://rsvpdx.com/gutter ). Myself and a partner will be doing a piece to Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds' iconic collaboration with Kylie Minogue "Where The Wild Roses Grow". We've been rehearsing once a week for the last four weeks, and are almost ready to share it with you all!
And on top of all that, on a personal note, I am proud to announce that I have been rehearsing4-5 days a week for a show with one of Portland's longest running theatres, Imago Theatre. This is my seventh show with Imago, and my fourth with director Carol Triffle. The show, The Reunion, is an absurd surreal look at a high-school reunion, a sort of live-action cartoon complete with bizarre movement sequences, a live band, and some very strange attendees. We open on June 10th and I am so very excited to be a part of another phenomenal piece of absurdist theatre with one of Portlands best theatre companies!
With all that, you wouldn't think I've had the time to take on any short-term projects or create anything else new....but in an impressive fit of temporary insanity, I decided last Sunday to create a brand-new clown piece for our monthly comedic showcase at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven, Oddville: A New Vaudevillian Tradition.
Stay tuned for a very special patron-only post with video from that experiment! And if you aren't a patron yet....now is a great time to get a very special treat for signing up!