We did two shows on Monday, October 2nd, 2017
at the Signature Theatre Center
on the set of Susan-Lori Parks’ play, Fucking A.
I haven’t got a lot to say about it except perhaps that the shows were astounding, for me if not for anyone else. We were in at 10am, were performing by 2, and played two houses before 8 that night. That seat-of-the-pants thing can be magical sometimes. Not knowing what’s going to happen usually means anything is about to happen. Maybe it’s a little like that adrenaline thing that type-T people talk about experiencing when they jump off of cliffs and crazy shit like that…
This was a by-invitation-only event. It looked something like this:
Performing on the set for another show was new. A bare stage is what we were used to. And yet, the premise of the play is that an actor walks into an audition… The audition could be anywhere. He will have to adapt, use what’s there. So the performance that day in the Linney Courtyard Theatre was like the play. Actually, everything in life is like the play… At least that’s my experience.