Monday, June 28, 2010

It has been now 2 weeks since we opened! So now I move on, and wonder if this piece will ever happen again? Three years of work for 4 shows? wow... with my solo work, there is a slow long life afterwards (proven by the fact that i should be right now, learning my lines for Poetic License, which will be at KO festival in Amherst MA in July... so this show has had a life now for... 5 years and counting!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Luminato lunch time interview

Here is an interview from the Luminato site

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

So the show had 4 sold out performances, very warm response from the audiences, many people sharing that it moved them viscerally and that the images stayed with them as well as the sounds. There were also people completely lost! Paula Citroen in The Globe and Mail trashed it! (As I predicted she would.)

It is saddening to me that the reviewer could not see or did not chose to point out, that this piece was an extraordinarily ambitious and new experiment. That doing a new version of a well known established play, can get easily well reviewed- but when contemporary work steps out into new territory- it is reviewed with the same criteria- I guess this is not a new phenomenon.

I think this was more of an experience than something to be 'watched'. If the observer allowed themselves to relax into it- they were moved... and if they did not... they watched it from the outside... and from that perspective, the experience would have been very different.

I have learned more from this than I can even begin to understand... it will take me years to process.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The info on my show at the KO Festival in Amherst MA this summer is up

we had a wild day working on refining the end of this piece... we have continued this prayer process and now I am as much curious about that as anything

we all trust each other a lot and the unity at moments is profound... it allows for us to speak about hard things though, which means it isn't always easy

BUT it means that this piece- as abstract as it is- is coming from such deep stuff...

I am grateful, grateful, grateful