The writing group I was in shut down because of health issues with the founder. It's interesting how these things come and go. My playwriting class also ended last week. I didn't even go because I was running so late it would have been a rude entrance. I'm working on a play monologue despite just reading a warning to never write one. I was inspired by Neil Labute's Wrecks, which I found amazing despite (again) a truly disturbing ending.
There are adult acting classes in the area and I might try out a couple. It's $25 per class and it might help me feel comfortable enough for an audition so I can try to feel my way around the theatre scene. Probably a dead end, but what the hey? I saw a audition for a Labute play that I loved reading called the Mercy Seat. I just want to see the play when it comes out. Cool stuff.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I finished my one-act play that was taken from my alaska fishing boat experience. I have really mined that one. I have a memoir, poem and now a play from that one couple month experience. I also sent out more submissions for my alphabet haiku book. My friend Mike Garman is doing the illustrations. He has a political cartoonists background, so I think we have a pretty unique product. I took off another week from writing. Looking over this blog I see I am taking a lot of time off. Writing takes a lot out of me, but also gives me a lot. I felt pretty useless this week and am looking forward to getting back to it.