The Olympics make excellent white noise.
Still feeling a little scattered...there's so much to do it's a little tough to focus on one task at a time. On tonight's list:
- A rough page plan for the program—figuring out how many ads we've got, where to put them, what that means for the number of pages of editorial, and the implications for number of signatures if we need more space for ads or editorial.
- A first draft of an intro to the program, because I had some preliminary ideas.
- Chatting with and e-mailing potential technical improvisers. Ditto for photographers.
- Finishing up some stuff for the August shows at the Corbin.
In non-festival news, Spite and Tantrum are getting ready for a show on the 22nd. Megan is out of town, so Spite has the week off rehearsal—which isn't too bad of a deal, since we get a bonus rehearsal every time Tantrum gets together. Tommy and I are getting ready—in our own special way—for the Poke set before Thunderdome.
And Exit 16 starts up again in two weeks. Over the last few years, I've focused almost exclusively on directing and teaching, so every year I've started rehearsals with the kids knowing EXACTLY what to do with them. Now, I'm performing (a LOT) and I have no idea what to do. The good news: Most of the troupe is in their third year. So I'll bet if I ask them what they want, they'll tell me.