Alright! I’ve been pulling ridiculous hours over at The Hobgoblin Playhouse this week, getting it up and running. And when I haven’t been doing that, I’ve been designing lights for Fringe shows at studio/stage. And when I haven’t been doing that, I’ve been in rehearsal for A Very DIE HARD Christmas. And when I haven’t been doing that… well, you get the idea. Here’s a quick rundown of All The Things happening in my world right now:
- Well, on a really frustrating note, I lost my mailing database of casting director and talent representation names and addresses due to… well, I’m not really sure what happened, exactly. Pretty sure it was an iCloud error. Regardless, it was a huge setback, and incredibly depressing, as I’d spent a lot of time and effort compiling that data. However, this may be a good thing, as the networks just announced their new fall 2018 and spring 2019 lineups. Now I can incorporate those shows into the newly revised list. So… silver lining? Needless to say, my May postcard is going out late. But hey, it’s going out, and I’m glad for that.
- I spent most of the early afternoon today revising my strategy for my professional social media presence. Back to using MeetEdgar to manage the ten Facebook pages, two LinkedIn profiles, and soon, four Instagram accounts I run for my career, my scripts, and our rental properties. Still trying to figure out what to do to manage my dozen or so Twitter accounts, in light of their EULA changes. One step at a time.
- First and foremost, Hang a Lampshade On It opened at MadLab in Columbus, OH last Thursday night, and got a great review! Calling the script “sly,” the critic from the Columbus Dispatch gave a ringing endorsement to the cast and director. Great work, y’all!
- Second, Yellow Means Caution opens at Playzapalooza in Santa Paula, CA a week from tomorrow. Which reminds me, I need to RSVP for opening night! Can’t wait!
- Got a new scene written for The Young Argonauts. Not really happy with this particular scene yet, but it’s something.
- Took a meeting with Jon Dorf, co-chair of the Alliance of LA Playwrights, and talked marketing strategies for published plays. Look for some exciting new things happening on that front after Fringe.
- A Very DIE HARD Christmas previews on May 31st at 10:30 pm. The show’s looking better than ever. We have our tech this Saturday, but the sound’s already programmed, and I’m finishing the lights tonight or tomorrow.
- Met Again, another TU World Premiere at the Fringe this year, previews June 3rd, and this show’s looking incredible. It previews June 3rd at 6 pm. Tickets to the preview are only $0.60, in honor of the show’s origin at the Fringe classic 25 Plays Per Hour.
- After working on Fame Jr. at Fairfax High School last week, I designed lights for Fringe shows Met Again, The Women of Lockerbie, Bad Sponsor, and Love After Death. Still got about a dozen shows to go, including 3 tonight.
- Picked up the computers that will be the permanent Hobgoblin lighting and soundboards over the weekend. Amazing what kind of deals you can get on CraigsList, especially on short notice. Also got the sound wired up over there, and boy does it sound good.
- So yeah, we haven’t been able to get that new episode of What We Do When We’re Dark out. But it’s coming, I promise. And we’re going to start doing some new episodes with Fringe coverage, too. Soon.
- On a personal note, I found out that it’s not a stress fracture in my foot, just some fluid built up in the joint from that jump. So thank heaven for small miracles, right? When’s the next Spartan? I want another medal.
I’m sure there’s a lot more to cover, but right now this is all I have the mental capacity to handle. More next week.
Onward and upward!
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