Shadow Court Reading/Fundraiser

You might not know this, but Out of Character (the Fringe play I’m working on right now) is the second in a trilogy.  You don’t need to have seen the first play to make sense of this one, but for those that are interested, we will be having a reading of the first play in the series (called Shadow Court) on Thursday, June 25th, at the Imperial Pub.

Here are the details:

Shadow Court
A dramatic reading, in support of In the Moment’s upcoming Toronto Fringe Production of Out of Character, by Stephen Near.
When: Thursday, June 25 2009, @ 8pm
Where: The Imperial Pub, backroom.
54 Dundas St. E
How much: Admission is by donation. Requested donation: $10

Exciting and New

Finalized script.  Play all blocked.  Costumes being….considered,  and in some cases have been actually purchased or even DECIDED UPON! What more could we want?

With less than 2 weeks till we open, I might answer: a little more time.  But since that’s not an option (unless you can affect the flow of time, in which case you could be my new best friend), I’ll answer: nothing.

I do enjoy these rehearsals.  Its a fun group of actors to work with, although at the moment there are a couple of plague-bringers within the group.  Fortunately, though, the rest of us seem healthy.  Cross your fingers that it stays that way.  I would really like to avoid a repeat of what happened when I played Puck in Midsummer: I got so sick that I have no memory of opening night – I know I performed, but I don’t remember it.  Anyway, as amusing as that might be, I’d prefer not to have that happen again.  (Yes, Mom. I’m drinking plenty of liquids).  But the point is that there are some really fun scenes in the play.  They will be made even better by not having to be looking at the script!

This Sunday, Stephen Near, the playwright is attending rehearsal.  Hopefully he likes where we’re going.

Here’s a shot from last night’s rehearsal.


I would like to point out that this is the only shot where the two of them weren’t giggling.

Clown Tie

Tonight, a good rehearsal. Things are coming together nicely. All the actors are currently engaged in that ancient thespian’s struggle: The Battle to Get Off Book. Once we get there, things will really cook. But it is often a bit of a struggle (for me, anyway).

Of course that can be difficult when there are distractions. Distractions like Leeman’s tie, for example.