This Time You Should Believe The Hype
the "711 Convenience Store Theater" show was a great success last night, and i'm not just saying that because c and i have pieces in it and they were well-received...! it plays for 3 more weeks, so please check it out one time, will you...?
very exciting to see my own piece done, not having met the actors or the director beforehand. i came in with no expectations and they did a lovely job.
c's piece was also beautifully rendered. especially considering they lost an actress a week before and brought in Monica Hong out of thin air. you wouldn't know that Monica had just been there a week, coz she was excellent. the piece looked excellent.
some opening night roughness here and there, but i can see that it should all tighten up nicely.
of course, the scarier thing is following this up with something. i've come to realize that name recognition is a big thing. especially when you're a retarded schmoozer, like me. people like a piece they see, so they look down at the program to check who wrote it. they don't recognize the name but they try to make a mental note of it. if they don't see that name for a long while, it quietly slips from their minds. however, if they see that name again in a few months, maybe they start to make the connections.
But it is so time/energy-consuming to write new material, and there's so much other writing that I need to do. As much as I hate to "repeat" myself, I was thinking of the idea of putting up a show that was a compilation of a bunch of these small pieces that I've written over the past two-three years. A way to clear the vaults and perhaps try to court some representation. A showcase, if you will.
Ah, but right now, I need to be concentrating on the wedding...