Friday, February 14, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Dear BlogFriends: What a sad day this is. I'm glad I have my Impeachment coffee mug to give me strong caffeine and a dose of humor to make it through.
The mug is courtesy of Roy Zimmerman, an incredibly hilarious and brilliant singer, along the lines of Tom Lehrer, but always oh so political. He tours the country, playing in community centers, churches, theaters. I've seen him many times, but not lately. Wasn't able to go to his recent local shows. I urge you to click on his name to join his mailing list and attend a concert. I can't understand why he isn't way famous. But there's a lot of things I don't understand lately....
You can also buy your very own Covfefe mug, if you feel so inclined.
Many of you liked -- even LOVED The Best Photo I've Ever Taken. That made me feel very happy, and I would like you to have the photo, if you wish.
Just click here, to go to a hi-rez version. Then click on "download," which is on the middle right of the page.
I feel there's something mysterious about it, like it's a portal to another world -- although I'm just looking through a hole in the driftwood. But what a magnificent piece of driftwood! And the sky.... Sometimes you just get lucky.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
I'm so excited about this radically re-envisioned HICK, with Loretta Janca reading Eleanor's letters and Tara Ayres as narrator. Carolyn Myers, my director and crony, has done her customary magic pulling everything together.
When one does a Fringe, one has very little time for technical issues. Our entire tech was scheduled for 2 1/2 hours (we went a bit over). Carolyn LOVES making the actors and stage look beautiful with light. But she had to confine herself to 10 cues. Admirably disciplined. We had a wonderful Exit techie doing lights, Beth --- skilled, creative and good-natured. Our HICK group was completed by Michele Bank, stage manager doing sound, and Louise Mary's Friend as ... shit, I can't remember the word. Anyhow she's general assistant.
We felt like a real team yesterday.
I think my acting has improved light years. For one thing, I am freed by having the two actresses onstage. Tara shares the storytelling with me. And, although Paula Barish is fantastic on tape, having a live actress read Eleanor's letters is damn exciting. And Loretta is a damn exciting actress.
Here we are waiting to start our tech.
So Hick must have been this totally amazing charming charismatic woman deep who I have to somehow channel onstage.
I think I'm improving. Come and see. Info below.
THUR SEPT 5 8:30 PM
SAT SEPT 7 2:00 PM
SUN SEPT 8 6:30 PM
THUR SEPT 12 7:00 PM
Exit Theater, 156 Eddy St., San Francisco
Near Powell St. BART
TIX: $13.00 @ Door
HICK: A LOVE STORY is based on Mrs. Roosevelt's 2336 letters to Lorena Hickok,
used with the permission of the Roosevelt estate.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Cory Booker lied during the debate on Wednesday night. When Biden confronted Booker on his terrible record in controlling police violence against the Black community in Newark, Booker turned it around, saying that he had signed, along with the ACLU, court mandated reform for the Newark police. What Booker left out was that the ACLU had to take the Mayor to court to get that agreement! I don't think you get to take credit for an agreement that you were forced to sign by a court order. Cory Booker took credit. He lied.
Picture of the Day
|I'm on the Sonoma coast. It's foggy.|