Friday, December 10, 2010
The Nice Hotel
The Hotel Nepenthe goes up in February in Davis Square.
ASP is producing it as part of their Winter Festival: it's the first time they have produced a new play.
David Gammons (who directed The Salt Girl) is directing and it's a cast of 4 playing over 17 characters: myself, Marianna Bassham, Daniel Berger-Jones and Georgia Lyman.
It's going to be really hard sharing the stage with such ugly people (we're talking bag-over-the-head ugly), but I'm totally going to suck it up.
Maybe I'll just take my contacts out.
We had a reading last week of the newest version, and I'm feeling really excited.
I starting making some collages recently on this blog of the characters from The Hotel Nepenthe - just finding images online and pasting them together with bits of dialogue.
Sort of like little, visual haiku's.
I'm a very visual person, and the images really helped me/inspired me with the last bout of re-writes.
(If it's a solo show, I'm re-writing sometimes up until the first performance - and sometimes during the performance, though I try not to do that unless I have a conversation with the stage manager beforehand - as it may fuck up a cue.)
I've made three collages so far: The Bellhop, The Starlet and The One Night Stand (the characters in the play don't have names).
I left The Senators Wife as an 80s music video, but I would like to make a collage for her as well.
And there's 13 other characters.
Anyway, I just noticed that for some reason, The One Night Stand is REALLY popular.
It shot up to the most-viewed post on this blog in a matter of days.
I'm thinking it's because of the images I found, which are rather salacious.
But it still seems like a strange, random event.
Which, ironically, is kind of what the play is about...