Friday, September 28, 2012

On the Boards and Screen

Pictured above are the actors who made up the cast of Orestes 3.0, which was the first play reading of the season for PlayLab, a project of the SnowLion Repertory Theatre company here in Portland.  Margit Ahlin pulled together a first rate cast for this final reading of my take on the Greek Orestes tale combined with elements of the modern world - a pastiche or collage if you will.  I think it helps to bring an immediacy to the ancient Greek text that is hard to find in a "straight" production.  Many thanks to all the actors and to director Al D'Andrea for their hard work.  The next day I made it my imperative to consider all the feedback I got from the other playwrights in the group as well as the actors and did the final edit.  The new improved Orestes 3.0 is now 8 pages shorter and more focused.  Thanks PlayLab I could not have done this without all of you!  Now the even harder part, sending out the play.
Al D'Andrea and members of PlayLab

And in other exciting news, The Center for Contemporary Art is Sacramento notified me that I won for Best Use of Sound in their 2012 Open Reel Competition: 3 Minutes in 30 Days.  I was jazzed to receive it and wished I could have been out on the West Coast.  You can see the video here.
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