Friday, December 28, 2007

San Diego Photo Galleries

Busy couple of days. Spent most of today at the zoo, which was fantastic. The apes and monkeys were awesome (of course). The elephants and meerkats were excellent as well. Unfortuntely no pandas... the baby was asleep, and we passed by the panda exhibit on a tour but didn't see anything through the trees, and didn't feel up to braving the insane lines.

Yesterday was the Museum of Natural History to catch the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. It was pretty interesting... they got into a lot of the context of the origins of the Scrolls. The parchment themselves were pretty impressive for tiny eroding scraps of animal skin. No photos though, but they also had a great prehistoric fossil exhibit which I was able to take pictures in. Also got to walk down to the beach in Dan's neighborhood. Four photo galleries below...


San Diego Zoo
Pacific Beach
San Diego Museum of Natural History

[UPDATE] Just added pics of Seals and Pelicans at La Jolla Cove!

La Jolla Cove

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas from San Diego!

Got in to San Diego after a pretty smooth flight on Sunday. Had a brief hang up at JFK when I got to the check in desk and realized that my passport had expired a week or so before. Since my driver's license has been expired for a bit longer than that, I suddenly realized I had no actual valid ID. Fortunately the lady at the check-in desk took pity on me, and I got off with a slap on the wrist and a pat between the legs.

My parents had to stay over in Cincinnati Sunday night due to weather delays in Manchester, but they got in safe Monday morning. We've mostly been hanging around my brother's house enjoying the Boisvert Family Traditions of gluttony and sloth. Caught Charlie Wilson's War this afternoon, which was pretty good, especially Phillip Seymour Hoffman who was excellent, as always. Going to check out the Dead sea Scrolls tomorrow, and probably do the zoo later in the weekend.

California is beautiful... it's been 60-70 degrees during the day, and there isn't a cloud in the sky. Got to go for a walk this afternoon and shoot a few pics around Dan's neighborhood.

Christmas in Cali

Best of holiday wishes to all of you... have a merry Christmas, and safe travels until I see you again.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Aaron Riccio's Carol review

Aaron Riccio reviewed Carol, and had some very positive things to say! Here's a short excerpt:

"A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol is to the original as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is to Hamlet... Once again Nosedive strikes to the heart of what audiences really want this holiday season: laughs and eggnog.

As is typical of Nosedive productions, very little is taken seriously, and this play -- which we've all seen a million times before -- is the better off for it. The ghosts (like Scrooge) still learn a valuable lesson about Christmas cheer, but this time they do so in the midst of baby-chucking antics, caroling monkey puppets (and a sock-puppet Tiny Tim), and the most eccentric Cratchit family you've ever seen."

That Sounds Cool: A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol review

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Three chances left to catch Carol!

Nosedive Productions presents

A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol


A play adapted from Charles Dickens’ story by James Comtois
Directed by Pete Boisvert

Featuring
Rebecca Comtois ~ Stephanie Cox-Williams ~ Jessi Gotta
Matt Johnston ~ Marc Landers ~ Marsha Martinez
Patrick Shearer ~ Brian Silliman ~ Ben Trawick-Smith
Ben VandenBoom ~ Scott Lee Williams

The Horse Trade Red Room, 85 East 4th Street
December 6-8, 13-15, Thursday through Saturday, 11 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children. 6 train to Astor Place; L train to 1st Avenue; or F, V train to 2nd Avenue Stations. For tickets call 212-352-3101 or go here.

Blood Bros: Something Up His Sleeve



The third PULP video.

Something Up His Sleeve
Conceived by the Blood Brothers
Directed by Patrick Shearer
Featuring Anna Kull and Brian Silliman
Shot and Edited by Ben VandenBoom

Monday, December 10, 2007

You've Got To Know Your Chicken

As Frank Perdue said, "It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken." Hapy birthday, Mr. Yustin.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Carol is Open!

A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol opened last night at the Red Room. The show is in great shape... felt very tight last night. Unfortunately the audience was a bit thin, but we hope to rectify that over the next couple of shows. If you haven't bought your tickets yet, get em soon! Our house is tiny, sot he odds of selling out on the last couple shows is pretty high.



Here's some pics the post-show celebrating last night... enjoy!


Carol ~ Opening Weekend


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Nosedive Productions Presents

A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol

A play adapted from Charles Dickens' story by James Comtois
Directed by Pete Boisvert

featuring
Rebecca Comtois ~ Stephanie Cox-Williams ~ Jessi Gotta
Matt Johnston ~ Marc Landers ~ Marsha Martinez
Patrick Shearer ~ Brian Silliman ~ Ben Trawick-Smith
Ben VandenBoom ~ Scott Lee Williams


The Horse Trade Red Room, 85 East 4th Street
December 6-8, 13-15, Thursday through Saturday, 11 p.m.


A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol will be performed at the Horse Trade Red Room, (85 East 4th Street at 2nd Ave.) December 6-8 & 13-15 (Thursday through Saturday). All shows are at 11 p.m., tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children. 6 train to Astor Place; L train to 1st Avenue; or F, V train to 2nd Avenue Stations. For tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit TheaterMania.com .

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Sneak Peek at Carol



For those of you who can't hold out 36 hours to get a look at Christmas Carol...

Buy your tickets soon! It's a small house, and it's gonna fill up fast.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Three Photo Galleries

Pinkie ~ Episode 3
A Christmas Carol ~ Tech
Prospect Park

Spent 9 hours in a very small light booth yesterday. Easiest tech we've had in years though...

Monday, November 26, 2007

A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol


Nosedive Productions Presents

A Very Nosedive
Christmas Carol

A play adapted from Charles Dickens’ story by James Comtois
Directed by Pete Boisvert

The Horse Trade Red Room, 85 East 4th Street
December 6-8, 13-15, Thursday through Saturday, 11 p.m.

The Holiday Classic. Revamped for Cynics.

"An outstanding production, as measured on the Laugh Till You Cry index. Definitely worth a 10."
~ OOBR.com

"Patrick Shearer's portrayal of Scrooge is truly the best performance I have seen on off-off Broadway all year."
~ OffoffOnline.com

Due to both popular demand and the exorbitant amount of fun the company had staging it in years past, Nosedive Productions is re-helming their version of A Christmas Carol at a new venue and a new time.

Writer James Comtois and director Pete Boisvert's version of the Dickensian classic opens on the ghost of Jacob Marley lamenting his fate at having to teach Scrooge the same lesson, year after year, and of having to tell the same story to audiences year after year. The spirits haunting Scrooge have done this countless times, every Christmas, over and over again — and they’re tired. So, the ghosts may be a little late this year. Hey, they have auditions to go to.

A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol will be performed at the Horse Trade Red Room, (85 East 4th Street at 2nd Ave.) December 6-8 & 13-15 (Thursday through Saturday). All shows are at 11 p.m., tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children. 6 train to Astor Place; L train to 1st Avenue; or F, V train to 2nd Avenue Stations. For tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit TheaterMania.com.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Blood Bros: Metaphor

The opening vignette from PULP, featuring myself, Patrick Shearer and Rebecca Comtois. Written by James Comtois, directed by Rebecca Comtois and shot and edited by Ben VandenBoom.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Blood Bros: What Color is the Sun?

I'm really proud of how this piece came out... one of my favorite moments from this year's Blood Brothers show, and Ben has done a fantastic job of editing it together for the web.

Featuring Anna Kull and Gyda Arber. Conceived by the Blood Brothers, directed by myself and shot and edited by Ben VandenBoom.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Nosedive Productions ~ 7 years, 14 plays



A new photoshop collage I put together for the fundraising mailing Nosedive is sending out shortly.


Badly in need of a new computer. Photoshop barely works on my home machine at this point; had to do most of this in my "spare time" at work.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pulp ~ Final Weekend and Cast Party




I'm working on sorting through the production photos for Pulp and should have the gallery up on the Nosedive website soon. Until then here's some pics from the last weekend, and the cast party. Enjoy!

Pulp ~ Week Three

Pulp ~ Cast Party

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Three chances left to catch PULP!

Only three chances left to catch The Blood Brothers Present: PULP before it goes off to The Great Production In The Sky. I really hope you can make it out to this one; we've had great responses from the audiences and critics so far, and I'm excited to pack as many people in for this last weekend as possible. The house is only 40 seats, and tickets are selling fast, so if you're planning on coming I'd encourage you to reserve tickets in at advance at http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/137130

Hope to see you all at the theatre!

Pete Boisvert
Nosedive Productions

The Blood Brothers Present: PULP
featuring
Gyda Arber, Michael Criscuolo, Jessi Gotta,
Anna Kull, Marc Landers, Brian Silliman
in
Best Served Cold by Mac Rogers
Directed by Patrick Shearer, with Pete Boisvert
Dead Things Kill Nicely by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Pete Boisvert, with Patrick Shearer

Listening To Reason by James Comtois
Directed by Matt Johnston
With additional material directed by
Rebecca Comtois and Stephanie Cox-Williams
The 78th Street Theatre Lab
236 West 78th Street, 2nd Floor
October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.

"PULP isn't just right for the October season, it's exactly what the doctor ordered. ... Nosedive knows what they're doing, and Pulp goes down smooth."
~ Aaron Riccio, New Theater Corps.

"PULP is a razor-spiked treat for horror and gore fans."
~ Patrick Lee, It Just Shows to Go You.

"It might be the goriest interpretation of Aristotle yet."
~ Samantha O'Brien, OffOffOnline.

A deranged psycho killer, deaf to pleas for mercy, tries one last-ditch effort to dodge the cops through the reluctant help of one terrified hostage. Molly, a young teen looking for a quick snog in the woods, now has to cover a zombie hicky. And Brianne has to keep Marybeth from pulling the trigger for just eight more minutes, but learns that, when talking for one's life, time has a way of slowing down.

This is The Blood Brothers Present: PULP, Nosedive Productions' follow-up to last year's The Blood Brothers Present: An Evening of Grand Guignol Horror.

James Comtois, Qui Nguyen and Mac Rogers write three original works inspired by the pulp horror comics and short stories of the 1940s and '50s.

The Blood Brothers Present: PULP features graphic violence and strong sexual situations and is recommended for adults only.

The Blood Brothers Present: PULP will be performed at the 78th Street Theatre Lab (236 West 78th St. at Broadway) October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 (Thursday through Saturday). All shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $18. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/137130

Monday, October 22, 2007

Pulp ~ Week Two



Pulp ~ Week Two Photos
Lots of good ones this time. Mostly taken at McAleers after the show on Saturday night...
We did the photo shoot for Pulp last Friday night... should have production photos up shortly.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Contains 25% Real Elephant Urine!


A pink elephant pissing in your corn flakes? A truly surreal way to start the day...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

PULP Opens Tonight!


The time is nigh... The Blood Brothers present: PULP opens tonight! We're only playing 9 shows over three weeks, and the house is relatively small, so I'd encourage you to get your tickets early by going here. Here's the details, one more time...


The Blood Brothers present...


PULP


featuring
Gyda Arber, Michael Criscuolo, Jessi Gotta,

Anna Kull, Marc Landers, Brian Silliman


in


Metaphor
By James Comtois
Directed by Rebecca Comtois

Best Served Cold
By Mac Rogers
Directed by Patrick Shearer, with Pete Boisvert

Something Up His Sleeve
Conceived by the Blood Brothers
Directed by Patrick Shearer

Dead Things Kill Nicely
By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Pete Boisvert, with Patrick Shearer


Bugs In My Skin
Conceived by the Blood Brothers
Directed by Stephanie Cox-Williams

Listening to Reason
By James Comtois
Directed by Matt Johnston

What Color Is The Sun?
Conceived by the Blood Brothers
Directed by Pete Boisvert


The 78th Street Theatre Lab
October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27

Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.


“For sheer playful fun, make this gory confection your Halloween treat."

~Time Out New York


“Sheer, merry sadism, sexual savagery, and witty humor."

~The Off-Off-Broadway Review


A deranged psycho killer, deaf to pleas for mercy, tries one last-ditch effort to dodge the cops through the reluctant help of one terrified hostage. Molly, a young teen looking for a quick snog in the woods, now has to cover a zombie hicky. And Brianne has to keep Marybeth from pulling the trigger for just eight more minutes, but learns that, when talking for one’s life, time has a way of slowing down.


This is The Blood Brothers Present: PULP Nosedive Productions’ follow-up to last year’s Blood Brothers Present: An Evening of Grand Guignol Horror. James Comtois, Qui Nguyen and Mac Rogers write three original works inspired by the pulp horror comics and short stories of the 1940s and ‘50s. The Blood Brothers Present: PULP features graphic violence and strong sexual situations and is recommended for adults only.


The Blood Brothers Present will be performed at the 78th Street Theatre Lab (236 West 78th St. at Broadway) October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 (Thursday through Saturday). All shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $18.


Subway: 1 to 79th Street; A to 81st Street; or 1 2 or 3 to 72nd Street.
For tickets call 212-352-3101 or go here.


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Three New Photo Galleries

Birthday Karaoke

The IT Awards

The Grand Saloon

The Blood Brothers present... PULP

featuring
Gyda Arber, Michael Criscuolo, Jessi Gotta,
Anna Kull, Marc Landers, Brian Silliman

Listening To Reason
by James Comtois
Directed by Matt Johnston

Dead Things Kill Nicely
by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Pete Boisvert & Patrick Shearer

Best Served Cold
by Mac Rogers
Directed by Pete Boisvert & Patrick Shearer
With additional material directed by
Rebecca Comtois and Stephanie Cox-Williams

The 78th Street Theatre Lab
October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.

“For sheer playful fun, make this gory confection your Halloween treat."
Time Out New York

“Sheer, merry sadism, sexual savagery, and witty humor."
The Off-Off-Broadway Review

A deranged psycho killer, deaf to pleas for mercy, tries one last-ditch effort to dodge the cops through the reluctant help of one terrified hostage. Molly, a young teen looking for a quick snog in the woods, now has to cover a zombie hicky. And Brianne has to keep Marybeth from pulling the trigger for just eight more minutes, but learns that, when talking for one’s life, time has a way of slowing down.

This is The Blood Brothers Present: PULP, Nosedive Productions’ follow-up to last year’s Blood Brothers Present: An Evening of Grand Guignol Horror. James Comtois (The Adventures of Nervous-Boy), Qui Nguyen (Men of Steel, Living Dead in Denmark) and Mac Rogers (Universal Robots, Hail Satan), New York indie theatre scene’s hottest — and let’s face it, sickest — playwrights write three original works inspired by the pulp horror comics and short stories of the 1940s and ‘50s.

The Blood Brothers Present: PULP features graphic violence and strong sexual situations and is recommended for adults only.

The Blood Brothers Present will be performed at the 78th Street Theatre Lab (236 West 78th St. at Broadway) October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 (Thursday through Saturday). All shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $18. Subway: 1 to 79th Street; A to 81st Street; or 1 2 or 3 to 72nd Street. For tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.theatermania.com/.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

THE SATURDAY NIGHT SALOON

Come on down to the Battle Ranch in Williamsburg this Saturday night for a chance to check out "Pinkie", James' new Western-Noir serial. Featuring Christopher Yustin, Rebecca Comtois, Brian Silliman and the playwright himself, it should be a lot of fun!

THE SATURDAY NIGHT SALOON
a semi-monthly party at THE BATTLE RANCH
featuring brand new genre-bending serialized plays by NYC's hottest indie theatre artists.


From Sci-fi Teenage Sex Comedies to Old West Film Noir, these new series will have you foaming at the mouth for the next installment.And the best part, it's all FREE!Plus for a $5 donation, all-you-can-drink beer (or until we run out).

BE THERE FROM THE BEGINNING!
DON'T MISS OUT ON THE PILOT EPISODE!
Featuring all new exciting ongoing series by:
James ComtoisCo-Artistic Director of Nosedive Productions
Jeff LewonczykCo-Artistic Director of Piper McKenzie Productions & The Brick Theater
A. Rey PamatmatMember of The Ma-Yi Writers Lab
Robert Ross ParkerCo-Artistic Director of Vampire Cowboys
Webb WilcoxenMember of LAByrinth Theater Company & Developing Artists Theater Company

Saturday, September 29th, 2007 @ 8pmFREE ADMISSION!
at THE BATTLE RANCH111 Conselyea Street, #2LWilliamsburg, Brooklyn
Click here for a map!For more information, check out the VC website

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Who Scribbles the Scribbler?

Looks like Jeremy is posting Leave Freeze or Die on a semi-weekly basis these days. Here's one of the latest, which basically recreates my divorce as a Beatles tune. Much fun!



Also, new link up to Jeremy's blog, Improper Pronoun. A funny, funny man... seriously, check him out.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

reviewing respite

So with the NY International Fringe Festival and the majority of the other summer fringes closed, it looks like the bulk of my summer reviewing is over. This has been a really interesting experiment for me... I don't think of myself as a writer, and certainly hadn't had to write anything on deadline since college. I got a lot out of it though; the challenge of having to have coherent, relatively text that I feel good about standing behind, delivered within 48 hours has been stressful but ultimately very rewarding.

The cool news is that Martin has asked James and I to continue on as permanent reviewers for nytheatre. I'm taking a brief break at the moment in order to get rehearsals off the ground for the new Blood Brothers show, PULP, but in a few weeks I should be back to reviewing. Looking forward to it...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

set your drink down first...

If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, check out this post over at kick-ass fight choreographer and playwright Qui Nguyen's beyondabsurdity. Milk-snortingly funny...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Review: Riding the Bull

Riding the Bull
reviewed by Pete Boisvert for nytheatre.com

Plays focusing on religious faith and devotion and their place in our world often fall into one of two camps. Either they become bogged down in the seriousness of the weight of their subject, or they madly tear down sacred cows in an attempt to offend and shock us. Flux Theatre Ensemble’s production of August Schulenburg’s Riding the Bull finds the sweet spot between cynicism and piety, giving us a stunningly imaginative comedy that never loses sight of its own heart.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Review: LA FEMME EST MORTE or Why I Should Not F!%# My Son

LA FEMME EST MORTE or Why I Should Not F!%# My Son
reviewed by Pete Boisvert for nytheatre.com

Pick up a newspaper, flip through a magazine, or turn on a cable news channel. Odds are the first story you encounter will be on one of two topics: war or celebrity gossip. These twin themes provide the yin and yang of 21st century corporate media. In Shalimar Productions' LA FEMME EST MORTE or Why I Should Not F!%# My Son, a very modern adaptation of the Phaedra myth by Shoshona Currier, military jingoism and the lifestyles of the rich and famous collide, with fascinating results.

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Review: Bloody Lies

Got my third review up on nytheatre.com. They're coming out a bit faster now, thankfully. Check it out:

Bloody Lies

Sunday, June 24, 2007

New Photo Albums

I picked up a new Olympus FE-230 on Friday after work and spent the weekend testing it out. Three new albums up on Picasa.





Wednesday, June 20, 2007

NYTheatre Reviews

James and I were asked by Martin Denton to review several shows from the summer festivals for nytheatre.com. Saw my first two shows over the weekend, and the reviews just went up. Here are the links:

OFF Stages: The East Village Fragments

The FeMale Heart

Sunday, June 17, 2007

meme

Well, both Comtois’ tagged me on this, and I’m trying to warm up my underused writing muscles, so here goes…

“Eight Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me.”

Bloggers must post these rules and provide eight random facts about themselves. In the post, the tagged blogger tags eight other bloggers and notify them that they have been tagged.

  1. Most of my earliest childhood memories are of being in a hospital. I was born with a fairly rare medical condition called Hirschsprung’s Disease. To cut an unpleasant story short, when I was three years old the doctors removed about half of my large intestines. Because that was the age at which I started forming memories, and confusing one hospital story for another, for a couple of years when I was a little kid I was pretty convinced I could remember being born.
  2. I don’t have that many of the typical fears… I’m fine with spiders, my dad kept a pet boa constrictor when I was growing up and I find heights to be kind of exhilarating. The one thing that terrifies me in a truly irrational way is the thought of having my eyeballs cut or pierced. One of the scariest things I’ve ever read is the “re-education” scene at the end of 1984, where the Ministry of Love threatens Winston with a cage of ravenous rats that will be attached to his face so they can eat through his eyes. Guh.
  3. A chicken parmigiana hero with mayo is one of my favorite meals in the world. Pretty much everyone I’ve ever told this too finds the idea repulsive, but I don’t give a damn… they’re delicious.
  4. I tend to obsess about one form of entertainment at a time. I went through about six months a couple of years ago where I listened to books on tape around the clock, then one day I just stopped. I’ll go to the movies several times a week for a month, then not go to another one for most of the rest of the year. I spent a considerable amount of time last year watching The Wire again and again then eventually wandered off to other things. I tend to like epic stories that you can really immerse your self in… I’m often drawn to very long series of novels or full seasons of television shows for this reason.
  5. I firmly believe that The Jackson 5’s I Want You Back is the greatest recording of a pop song ever made.
  6. I don’t remember ever making a conscious decision to pursue a career in theatre. I started acting when I was 15, and never felt as much at home anywhere else as I did when working on a play. I never “decided” to pursue theatre, as it never occurred to me to do anything else.
  7. Although I’ve traveled to Canada, Mexico and several different countries in Europe, I’ve only been west of the Mississippi once in my life, to attend my friend Jim Yue’s wedding in Las Vegas with James and Cat. Hopefully with my brother moving out to San Diego next month, I can rectify that situation very soon.
  8. Temping at Martha Stewart Living, I was once yelled at on the phone by Martha for two solid minutes. The first minute was terrifying, but the thought occurred to me about halfway through the chewing out that this is an incredibly powerful and wealthy person who must have better uses of her time than screaming at a temp. I barely got through the second half without cracking up at the ridiculousness of the situation.

I’ll tag Stephanie, Dan, Mac, Qui, Scot, Marlowe, The Ghost of Elvis, and the square root of negative one.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Spoilt!

Boing Boing tickles me yet again...

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Suburban Peepshow Opens Tonight!

Nosedive Productions presents...


Suburban Peepshow
by James Comtois & directed by Pete Boisvert

-and-

Trailers
by Mac Rogers & directed by Patrick Shearer

The Red Room, 85 East 4th Street (west of 2nd Avenue)
April 5-28, Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $18. Space is limited.
For tickets call 212-352-3101 or go here.

Photo: Christopher Yustin, Leslie E. Hughes, Marc Landers and Zack Calhoon in Suburban Peeepshow. Photo by Ben VandenBoom.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Two New Videos

Here are the Shooting Babar and Celebrity MySpace videos that we premiered at Just Say Nosedive!... Hope you enjoy.



Thursday, March 01, 2007

oh I wish it would rain....

I’m angry. Frustrated. At loose ends.

And I’m not sure why.

Everything in my life is lining up quite well at the moment. Nervous-Boy is still riding high from last year, and is getting a new burst of attention due to its inclusion in the upcoming Plays and Playwrights anthology. We’re a couple of days away from starting rehearsals on Peepshow, for which we have a very solid script and an incredible slate of actors confirmed. Just Say Nosedive, although not a huge moneymaker, was a hell of a lot of fun for everyone in attendance and has spurred us to focus even more on video sketches. We’ve confirmed that we’ll be doing both Blood Brothers and Carol this year, meaning 2007 is going to be one of Nosedive’s most productive years. My day job has been very light on actual work for the past week or so, allowing me plenty of time to work on pre-production for Peepshow. I’m dating an incredibly beautiful, intelligent, funny woman who I’m crazy about. I’m not rich, but I ain’t broke either.

I feel ungrateful complaining about anything, given how well things are going for me. I should feel fortunate: A lot of my friends are going through very rough times right now…

And yet… and yet…

It’s probably just the season.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Meme-tastic

In a tansparent attempt to get me to update this blog with, well, anything, Piddimus has hit me with a meme.

1) Find the nearest book
2) Open to page 123
3) Type lines 6-8 of said book
4) Tag three others.

I'm carrying Neil Gaiman around as well these days, Smoke and Mirrors to be specific. Here goes (from the story/poem Queen of Knives):

"develop your film, or build a house for dolls./(The dolls house was my mother's. We still had it at my house;/shabby and old, it sat out in the grass, all rained on and forgot.)"

"All rained on and forgot"... I like that. I'll tag James, Mac and Dan... we'll see if they notice.