Friday, September 3, 2010

Between Time & Timbuktu & Leaves of Grass & Giovanni's Room

School is now back in session, and I'm teaching five days a week once more.

So summer is over now, at least for me.  I'm going to miss the free time, especially for reading and writing and doodling in this blog, which has been a lot of fun.

In the fall, I'll be directing a workshop production at BoCo of a new musical based on Kurt Vonnegut's "Between Time and Timbuktu", which should be quite interesting and exciting, as I am a huge Vonnegut fan.

 This piece is based on the screenplay of the same name (which apparently exists in film form, somewhere, though I honestly have never seen it!).  It combines a selection of Vonnegut's short stories from "Welcome to the Monkey House" into a time-traveling, "Sirens of Titan" motif with a dash of "Slaughterhouse-5".

Really kooky.

I've decided that we will adapt James Baldwin's "Giovanni's Room" into a theatre piece this year with my senior emphasis class at BoCo.  One of my favorite novels of all time.

And strangely, I was cast in a short film being shot on Georges Island next weekend, in which I play a repressed man obsessed with Walt Whitmen's "Leaves of Grass", who is subsequently haunted by a gay civil war ghost while trapped on the island at night.

So it's a very literary-gay-devastating-spooky-spacey autumn so far!

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