072.October 21

Post date: Oct 21, 2010 5:27:01 PM

University of Nottingham

We didn't have classes, but we had our first get-together for Rocky Horror Show. We played name improvisation games to make us feel more comfortable with each other. That day was tremendously memorable, and I have used many of the theatre games and tongue twisters I learned that day over and over again rehearsing new shows. One game, Wizards and Dwarfs, was very fun. We did plenty of physical improvisation and did it during the day in a classroom, which was a great way to start rehearsals because it really felt like a class experience, so even more freeing because we weren't afraid of each other. The choreographer, Tanya, and the director, Kate, were inspiring as they lead us through games and fun activities.


Madison, WI

I can't tell whether time is going faster or slower for me now that I am living outdoors. I think I like it, but time off from work is strange, because I have so much and so little to do at the same time. I am reading, though, which is filling a lot of time, a book by Peter Straub and Steven King. I was entranced by their first book together in 1982, I probably read it in 1987, and this second is just as enthralling. It is BLACK HOUSE, but I am not going to try to convince intellectuals such as yourself to read Steven King, that would be back-stepping I'm sure.

Trailer life seems enjoyable. I don't like the days where it rains all the time, but I don't hate them either. The sound of the rain pattering on top of the aluminum roof is somewhat comforting. I think I will be on my way to brunch soon, I've put it off far too long. I have a favorite fifty's styled diner I haven't been to for a while, serving brunch until 3 on Saturdays and Sundays. I'm going there now, get my fix.

I did just make it in time for brunch, by one minute. I'm ever so proud. I had a chocolate malt with it, getting insane looks from everyone around me at the counter. I have to admit, it was a little much, but it was an experience.

It's Sunday today, ten am, and what shall I do? No work today, it is raining off and on, but might be done for the day. We've had more rain than I've ever noticed before, but it could be because I'm hearing it on my roof a lot better in the trailer.

I did a poetry reading a few weeks ago. Sang a few songs and read one new poem. It was fun, there was a band their backing people up, and I had them try to play the chord chart I'd planned for the songs. On one, it succeeded very well, the other was completely awful, so I just stopped it entirely because it would have gone on for half an hour at the rate we were proceeding. I'll have to bring my guitar next time I want to try that song.


It is "Back to the Future II" day, which seems to parallel the theme of my blog pretty well. I celebrated with a trip to Pizza Hut, whose "Rehydrated Pizza" was part of the second movie. That night, I had rehearsal for Foxfire, and put a steel roof onto the set after all others had gone home. It looked quite nice after I was done.