I am almost on my way to the final performance of A Circus Side Show but I’ve still got the PANSA play readings on my mind. I still can’t get over how unfair it was on Thami and his cast. Really, it was like giving a captain a holey lifeboat with Japanese instructions for survival. Anyway, Nicholas called me with the results. False Witness by Paul Ian Johnson was judged Best Play. Willem Breedt won Best Director for Star of the West and London Road by Nicholas Spagnoletti was runner-up and best audience choice. Big Friendly reminded me that I was equally disillusioned, but for different reasons, with the 2005 PANSA play readings. He is right. I was. Maybe I’m the one with the problem.
I hope these feelings have dissipated by next weekend. I am participating in PANSA’s exciting new 48 hour play festival. More about that later.