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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Doing It!

We are back in "theater mode" at the moment.  The next few weeks we are preparing for our show at the Abbie Hoffman Died for Your Sins Fest.  We are working on a piece called "The Dogstar Raves On."  Someone pointed out to me that the Dogstar, Sirius, is ascendant, at this time, and I guess that is, or is not, just a coincidence.  My existence is bounded by coincidence.

Which in another realm isn't coincidence at all...

Anyway, the last three pieces we've done at the fest are all very much alike in form.  Short scenes, cryptic monologues, music and movement.  And for us "theater mode" means: boombox, pignose amp, fender guitar, jangly noisemakers, and lots of huffing and puffing from the performers.  This year we have will some help: a dancer, a bass player, a drummer, all helping us to try to clarify and mystify.  

The process of creating these pieces is always slow, organic and clunky.  And we have to do it all in a compressed time-frame.  It's a little scary and overwhelming.  But we trust the process, and trust ourselves to be able to pull it off.  That's the experience of doing it.  

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