Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Two Weeks!

The Complete History of America (abridged) goes up two weeks from tomorrow, and I’m getting really, really excited. Though we lost a cast member very early on (for reasons that are still not clear to me, but whatever), the show has been coming together incredibly quickly. This is a testament to director Christina Caltagirone, certainly, and also to my fellow castmates Jeff Aguiar, John Dillon, and Claire King. It has been a long time since I’ve had this much fun in rehearsal for a play (specifically, it’s been since 2004’s A Mouthfulla Sacco and Vanzetti.) If you are in town, I hope you come see it. (July 23-25, and a preview on July 22, Cultural Arts Center, downtown Greensboro.)

NB: Yes, the blog looks different. It looks different because I took it down, and I took it down because I am neurotic. If you know me, this is not news. And if you don’t know me – I’m Tommy Trull, neurotic. Hi. It’s all back up now.

Wake-Walking continues to spiral towards otherness, and I have begun Act 2 realizing that there will be a new character in the play. (Larry Brenner, your suggestion was well-taken, but I’ll bet not in the way you were thinking. Moohaha.) Finding writing time in which I can remain focused has really been an issue between rehearsal and work and doing the things I have needed to do to keep myself together. I am perhaps unwisely but happily and committedly working on a new musical as well: Silent Pictures, based on a short story by the very talented AshleyRose Sullivan. I’ve already written the title song, parts of which had been resonating in my head for several months now, and I am wickedly excited about this piece. It’s gonna have everything: fame, thwarted ambition, heartbreak, stunts, and, um, oranges. I’m aiming to have it up for the Greensboro Fringe Festival in Jan-Feb 2011, right before The Immersibles goes up at GTCC.

Yikes. I should get back to work. And this …

was completely freaking delicious.

1 comment:

  1. god, those cheerwine doughnuts look amazing. why can't we get those in California?