It’s so weird! Ever since Sunday night (not counting the fact that I have had a brilliant time with family and friends) I have been a bit at a loose end. Ok, on Monday night I played TheatreSports for the first time in ages, which was fab. But, even though I am working really hard on many things, I haven’t had to go to the theatre every night. And I miss it. And it’s only been 3 nights. Even doing door, lights and sound is addictive. I don’t know. It’s that old fashioned thing of going to a dark and empty space; the big sound of turning the dimmers on, the crackle and boom of the mixing desk and amp, the stuffiness of the dressing room, the creakiness of the floorboards. Then, the space gradually transforms with the arrival of each and every audience member. SOHAR had a great second week with lots of people and brilliant feedback. So now there’s a small hole until Grahamstown.
It’s not really A HOLE as such. We play the TheatreSports funraiser on Saturday night at the SABC auditorium in Sea Point. There’s TheatreSports on Mondays at the Intimate and Tuesdays at the Kalk Bay Theatre. I am rehearsing Shez Sharon almost every day now, and a cute industrial theatre project which performs on Tuesday.
Then, next week we hold auditions for the upcoming (we start rehearsing in September) The Circus Side Show, another musical theatre collaboration between me and Graham Weir.
So, I’m not complaining. Although I am sure I will when I get to Grahamstown. It’s just…I like having to go to the theatre every night.
Maybe there’s something good to see?