Third Time’s The Charm?

NOW I’m officially an adult….right?
(Or do I need a PhD….?) photo-28

Concentrating very hard on being adults...

Concentrating very hard on being adults…

Annnnd we failed.

Annnnd we failed.

We receive the diploma-holders empty, then after the ceremony we go pick up our diplomas. Or that’s the idea anyway. Sometimes they seem to come with surprise placeholders….? IMG_1987 IMG_1990

The Colbar West

I paid a visit to the Colbar West, which is the West Coast reboot of the Colbar & Pygmy Zoo, (founded by K. Colburn Esquire, in Louisville Kentucky, at the Actor’s Theatre Thereof, Anno Domini 2015, now transplanted to a certain South Coast Rep-related location.) photo-27 copy 2 CB West was everything I hoped and dreamed. photo-28 However, certain meetings that begin in the Colbar West can only reach their true natural conclusion on Venice Beach… photo-27 copy photo-27

End Scene

It’s been a good two years. As Marsha said, “Well. You’re not DEAD. You’re just…gone.” 20393_10104555011741985_2395338758774202605_n 11202852_10104554512677115_3823196910833621012_n Photos – and pencils – courtesy of SOON TO BE SECOND-YEAR Chelsea Marcantel.

Tanka You Very Much

It is good to be surrounded by friends who inspire you, who spark a great life-curiosity, who forward you performance reports written by stage managers on a downward spiral, so that you can distill those objects into tanka and then send them back. (The tanka, for those of you who are currently imagining a large armored vehicle, is actually a poem-form comprised of a line of 5 syllables, then a line of 7, then 5, then 7 and then 7.) Here is what several stage / general managers meant to say, distilled out of the multiple paragraphs (sometimes INVOLVING CAPS) in which they tried to whip an unruly company into shape…

Lazy delinquents
Arriving late Saturday
Fuck up all the plans.
How terrible are these youth!
Civilization is dead.

Disease and murder
like these Shakespeare tickets are
nontransferable.
Unlike the tickets, they are
infinitely relevant.

When the world began
Adam and Eve were unclothed
somewhat like you, now.
O hasten toward staff t-shirts!
Your ONE FINAL AFTERNOON!

(From an out of town show:)

O guard carefully!
Deer activity is high
Swerve at your own risk.
Ornate box turtles dwindle,
Nature: a voracious god.

(Technological difficulties:)

oh no! Mac is dead!
and the other one is old?
can we have one more?
everything is hard in life.
this vessel of suffering.