Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Back to Brushes

Yes I was....painting with them.  Maybe it was because I'm still processing photos from The Maine Dish - that I will post at some point next week.  I had one started on a canvas that had some encaustic wax on it (I had used the wax to make a print on mulberry paper then coated with wax adhere to the small 10 x 8" canvas.  Didn't like the way it looked, so I pulled it off and used just a frame so ambient light could filter through from the back.  I had started to paint a bit on it and then just let it sit.  I find I sometimes have to do that with real time paintings.

"Knowing without Knowing" 
© Ann Tracy 2015


As I was starting on the above, I began another painting on paper.  Used the same technique of  working it a little, then letting it sit and going back to it and came up with this.

Looking Back on Emotional Disasters © Ann Tracy 2015 

If you're interested in either of these small pieces, please contact me directly as the originals will be available only through the studio.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

How About Some Food?

Not to eat, but to see how different playwrights take one topic - food - and write 10 minute plays about it.  That is what the Snowlion Repertory Theatre's PlayLab group has done. And tonight they open, 12 plays by local playwrights - one of which I wrote and two I directed. 

I was lucky enough to direct plays by renowned lesbian playwright Carolyn Gage and actress-director-playwright Bess Welden.  The producing directors of Snowlion took the casting reins and once more I got lucky with Karen Ball and Julia Langham to work with in Welden's Madeleines and for Gage's Clarity of Pizza, Katelyn Cyr and Bridgette Kelly. 

I also lucked out when Langham was also cast in my play, Pasta and Poetry, a satire of food TV game shows.  Big Shout out to the other actors- Patricia Mew, Eric Worthley, Victoria Machado and Andre Demers - who are rocking it and Al D'Andrea for directing.  A heart-felt thanks to all of you for bringing the words on the page to life on the stage!

Kelly and Cyr in Clarity of Pizza

Langham and Ball in Madeleines

Langham, Demers, Mew and Worthley in Pasta & Poetry
Tonight is opening night so I hope we have a huge house for the actors as they really deserve to share their work with an audience.  Here's a link to an article in the Phoenix by Megan Grumbling.