Blog Week 9 - Late and the Reasonsby Jeannie Barroga on 02/13/12
BLOG WEEK 9
Anyone who tells you the full moon doesn't affect him or her, well. . .
Late post, I know. It's been a busy week. I held 5 writing sessions and spoke at a class of theater interns, and the month-long party launch (vs actual festival* launch) kicked off Thursday (I couldn't make it). When you're IN a full moon week, it's a curious thought whether or not the surrounding vibes contribute to full moon attitudes of all kinds, or if knowing it's a full moon causes the anxiety. I keep re-checking mileage numbers, my calendar, and wonder why I feel daunted and I've barely moved 5 miles. I'm relegating it all to the miles and minutes spent on email and phone calls. There's costume jpgs, sound cues, set drawings, just bouncing great ideas off folks. There's attempts to book a flight to see family (nixed that), an email requesting WHICH Visayan dialect should be used in New York's EYE OF THE COCONUT (I've NEVER been asked that before!), settling the arrival time for a New York actor for BUFFALO'ED, collecting emails for mass mailing, forwarding the message from a Buffalo Soldiers South Bay group, tried repairing my shredder as I'm thinning out papers in many, many toteboxes, found more typos in the recent script (sigh), found a 1948 photo of my Dad playing music in Seattle!, omg I didn't answer Stanford yet!!!, and trying to keep the home fires at embers vs flames. Full moon.
For kicks I met a friend for lunch before the closing matinee of FALSETTOS. Wow, this young, Equity, predominantly Asian-American theater company performed an incredibly polished, tight, and emotionally riveting performance. Keep an eye out for Stir Fry based in San Jose but performing this run in San Francisco (smart move). It's the kick that reminds me of the draw and obsession for this theater life. All enhancing an already exciting, daunting week.
* SFIAA Film Festival to begin March 8-18 in J-town and Berkeley Film Archives.