Sunday, July 06, 2008

Tomorrow we're performing at the Public, our first New York showing of IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING. We had tremendous response from the list for tickets to the event, and it's now totally sold out--in fact, we had TWICE the people ask for spots than would fit in Joe's Pub! If you got an email back from the intern handling the reservations, then you're in, otherwise we'll see you in October.

I haven't had a chance to talk about the intensity of our process in Santa Fe, and I'm not certain how to address it here--it was really powerful, one that we both felt barely in control of. The show that has emerged is in good shape, considering how much touring has been happening and the run at the Barrow Street...I was afraid that we wouldn't be able to find the center of the show, but fortunately that has not been the case. Over the three days it shrank down some, many scenes rearranged and altered contents and form, and now we're reasonably ready for the show tomorrow. A lot is still shifting and moving--it's a very fluid, early time.

It's a strange thing, to have institutional support--we've wanted it for so long, and now that we have it managing expectations is a big part of the new game. Tomorrow's showing is very intentionally an opportunity to introduce this new work to the Public, and to the people that will be working with us to make this big run happen in October, but it is also a chance to win hearts and minds. When you don't write a script, only by bringing the thing itself can you show people what you're working on, and I'm delighted that the show is in such a raw, fresh state for us to show our partners at the Public--I think it's turned out really fantastically, and I'm more excited than I can ever remember being for a show at such a ghastly hour. (Noon? Criminal!)

Thanks to all of you that are coming out to the show tomorrow--you're quick and vocal support speaks volumes, and it is greatly appreciated.

Onward and upward,


11:58 PM