May 23, 2009


It's always sad when a show ends. The family you've built for the past couple of months breaks apart, the costumes you've lived in are washed and put away, the hair is uncurled, the lights are taken down, the extra postcards are archived, the...

... And you go back to work and wonder "what now?" How do you slip back into the real world after going through something so extraordinary? How do you adjust back to your individual routine after sharing so intimately with a community?

Theatre grips you with its claws and squeezes you from the inside out, and then one day it just lets go... and you're on your own again.

So that's why I'm at it again -- reading, researching, and writing. The next MBCT show is in preparation for a fall show. It's a story of angst, anxiety, nail-biting nerves, and impatience. The characters whine and moan and pray aloud. Nature vs. domesticity. Want vs. action. City vs. country. Happiness vs. indifference.

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