I have been a bit MIA over the last few weeks. A lot has been going on. A lot of difficult things. Getting ready to be unemployed as well as trying to get all of my shit together for Drood tech week. It was a classic case of Past!Kris fucking over Future!Kris. She’s such an asshole.
Tech week has come and gone. It was probably one of the toughest tech weeks that I have gone through in the last few years. Very long hours and loads of stress. But the Droods team is amazing and dedicated. Instead of cutting set pieces for time, we rallied and made shit work even if it meant staying at the theatre until 4 or 5 am on multiple days. It was exhausting, but seeing the set in the space kind of made it worth it. I am extraordinarily proud of the set that JZ and myself came up with – we collaborated really, really well – and even prouder of the folks that helped make this ridiculously ambitious thing a reality. We have received many compliments on the set and that feels really awesome. Especially given where we were on Monday of tech week. I would even go so far as to say that I am 95%* pleased with my contribution to the set. Crazy, right?
But, I will say this, as an artist, seeing something that gestated in your brain, then came out your fingers, then was made REALLY LARGE and put under a bunch of theatre lights for hundreds of people to see…. it is very surreal.
Awesome, but, surreal.
Now that Drood is in – you should buy tickets! – I can turn my attention to Tommy (first run of Act I tonight! Yay!) and Catch Me If You Can… and ya know, maybe find a job, clean my house, take a nap, or something.
*Only 95% because there is ALWAYS room for improvement. Otherwise, its all entropy and stagnation. I don’t give a shit who you are.