|First of (hopefully) many publicity shots|
I then didn't quite get my connection to my first flyering site, plus I realised I'd forgotten various parts of my flyering kit for the afternoon and so gave up on the day as a bad job.
On the plus side - and after this massive whinge (sorry) it's a BIG plus side - I then spent the rest of the day working on the play. I'm now much, much happier with progress. I was starting to get the impression that progress was on the slide. I was behind on my schedule, I hadn't got up and moved the show much and, though I was only a little behind, I was getting really worried that I wasn't giving enough focus on the show - too much on the process of putting it on.
I also took some time to sit and think about the aesthetic of the play - of imagery and what to do with the opening. I've gone through so many different openings for this production, it's getting silly, and I need something to work against the venues I'll be playing. I need to create atmosphere in spaces where there often will not be one, to create a sense of anticipation from the very start. This is tricky. And I'm still working on it.
Another thought that I liked today was to do something more with my collection of good and bad deeds from the previous shows. I've still got them all, and I think something, some work of art to add to the art of the play, could be created. Sketches in progress.
Also, I want there to be a comprehensive logic to the symbolism of the play - for the few props to add to the understanding of the play. I'm struggling in some parts - and I don't want to abandon the use of props halfway through, I prefer an all or nothing look.
But props are a discussion for another day. Tomorrow I'll hopefully get a few more flyers out and continue working on the close of the play (another discussion for another day) before I act as question master for a quiz. As you do. And, at some point, I'll finish editing the video shoot from the other day. And... and... and...
It's nice to be busy.