|I’m *making* an online fundraising event for a school. I thought maybe people would gain something by seeing my process for creating, rehearsing, collaborating, and performing the event… So, here I am sharing.|
Today it’s about show flow and game structure. I spent some time laying it out in a spreadsheet. I have the basic chunks figured out, but I need help. Tomorrow, I’m gonna have a call with my favorite director Stefan Haves to go over it and get some confidence in it. I’m using him because…
- I trust him
- He knows my “operating manual” (how I function)
- He knows my abililties
- He knows show tempo better than anyone
- Things are low stakes for him because it’s not his show
- Two heads are better than one
- I don’t have a test audience, so I need input
I am not from the theater
I don’t start with collaboration. I am often resistant to direction and ensembles. I am tempted to make things on my own. Sometimes I do go solo, but when I want something done quickly and well, I gotta lean on someone else. Sitting with a keyboard and fighting myself gets me only so far.
I can think very well by myself. I can ponder and write well with no distractions.
In conversation, though, that thinking inflates. It becomes a real thing with volume. Nothing’s really real until it’s shared.
I’ve gotta tell myself over and over “nobody’s independent”