Wednesday, April 22, 2009

No Excuses

For being this delinquent, loyal blog readers. Life outside of the world of theatre sometimes has a way of catching up with me, and that puts me off my writing game. But I am here with a sort of omnibus update.

To begin with, my work on the one man show I mentioned is going well. I still do not want to reveal which one man show it is, because I fear that by doing so before i know if I can perform it might cause problems. It is a very interesting experience so far though, and I plan to comment on it in more detail in future entries this week.

I would say I have about 25 minutes of the piece committed to memory. I go over that section every day, and want to have it pounded into my head before I move on to the next section.

Later in the summer, I may be taking the uncommon step of working backstage. Something I have not really done exclusively in a show since college. But a friend of mine is doing an production of the non-musical version of Beauty and the Beast, (at the Full Circle Theater Company) and if my schedule permits, I should like to get some backstage work under my belt. Just to polish up a few techie skills in case I need them in the future.

That sort of experience also helps out when directing a show, which I hope to do again in the future.

I will also be auditioning for Romeo and Juliet, which another friend of mine will be directing this summer. I am hopeful about that show, because if I do get a role it will be the first Shakespearean part I have played since the awful, (and best left forgotten) Shakespeare play, Love's Labor's Lost. I need to prepare a classical monologue. I have a few in mind. I will be discussing that in the coming weeks as well, but I have a good amount of time on this one; it does not audition until June.

That is where I am for now. In a sort of limbo at the moment. A sea of in-between if you will. But I can see land in various directions. It will just take a bit of time before I get there.

Yet there is much open to me in the coming weeks. Check back here for updates on that, and I will do my best to keep these updates coming far more often than I have this month. (Particularly in regards to my one-man show experiences.)

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Full Circle Theater Company Presents: Pound

by Sean O'Leary
directed by Joseph Jurand

Ezra Pound revolutionized the world of American and English poetry in the early 20th century. Then during World War II he broadcast pro-Fascist propaganda on Italian radio. After the war, he was charged with treason, but the court found him incompetent and sent him to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, the psychiatric institution in Washington, DC, where he spent 12 years against his will. Local playwright Sean O'Leary draws a compelling portrait of this complex character, in an award-winning play that reviewers have called "A wonderful piece of writing that challenges the audience to think on multiple levels." We are pleased and honored to present the play's regional premiere.

Friday, April 3, at 8:00PM
Saturday, April 4th at 8:00PM
Sunday, April 5th at 2:30PM
Friday, April 10th at 8:00PM
Saturday, April 11th at 8:00PM
Sunday, April 12th at 8:00PM

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