Turtle Party by Beverly Crawford
(Look at the turtles!)
Well, I have a TON of stuff going on right now, and it's getting all crazy! I'm going to try to write a blog in a few days listing all of the awesome artistic events going on in June and July. I know there is a lot going on and a lot of artists who need your support :-) (I decided to combine the two months since I will be in Mexico in July.) Here's what's going on with me!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - I'm playing Yitzhak in my favorite play ever, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and I've been rehearsing like crazy lately with the band! They are all really awesome, though! We've got Valerie Pool on piano, Monica Nicole on lead guitar, Colin Freeman on bass, and Jason Sokṓlic on drums. As Yitzhak, I'm mostly singing backup and playing a little rhythm guitar. The show is shaping up to be a really good one, especially with Matthew Gordon as Hedwig. If you are in the Augusta area, June 18th and 19th, stop by Sky City and check out the show! Here is a little commercial! :-)
The Cult Following - We're just trucking along in the band, and I'm having the best time with these guys. They are really incredible musicians and just awesome guys to be around. We have a couple of shows coming up in June!
- Saturday, June 12th at Cool Beans in the Marietta Square - 8:30 - FREE - All ages - I will be playing a few acoustic songs solo, and then we'll be playing a full set outside of Cool Beans. So come get some coffee and rock out with us :-)
- Friday, June 25th - Red Light Cafe - 8:30 - 7$ - All ages - This will be our last show until mid-August as I'll be in Mexico for all of July, so you won't want to miss it! Plus, our good buddies Goodland is playing at 7:30, so get there early. You don't want to miss them, either!
Other than that, I'm getting ready to begin the University of New Orleans Low Residency MFA in Playwriting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico! I'm so incredibly excited about this! First of all, I'm really starting to miss being in school. It will nice to have classes again. I'm taking a Playwriting Workshop and a class called Form and Idea. I've already started on the reading, and they both seem like they will be really interesting classes. And I'm excited to get back into playwright mode after taking a few months off. Also, we have all of these really amazing excursions planned (like going to see the pyramids!), and there are tango classes, film screenings, student readings, and a ton of other awesome activities planned. Now I just need to work on my Spanish, which is severely lacking for the time being. Haha.
So I may be sort of inactive here on the website while I'm San Miguel, but I'm sure I'll post a few travel-related blogs. And I'm definitely going to be involved in a lot of artistic activities in Mexico, so I'm sure I'll write about those, too. :-)
I'm hoping to be much more involved in playwriting and theatre when I get back from Mexico. I'm sure that I will as I'll be writing a lot for my grad school classes (which I will be doing online in the fall). I'd like to be more involved with Working Title Playwrights, for example, as they have had a lot of really exciting events going on recently. There are just so many incredible things going on in the Atlanta theatre scene, the Atlanta music scene, the Atlanta visual arts scene...it's hard to get to everything! That's the best problem you can have, though, I think. Having so many incredible opportunities to share, create, and experience art that you simply can't cram them all into your life. Haha. But as always, I will try! Maybe if I cut out other things like sleep. Who needs that, right? Music/theatre/art is so much more important! :-p
I hope everyone is having an amazing summer so far! I know I am! It's really busy, but I absolutely love everything that I'm doing, so I can't complain. :-)
Well, I'm off to Java Monkey for poetry night!