The Closing of Week One
Most of today's blog will be silly pictures. The first week of the festival officially ended with karaoke night at O'Neill's, which was awesome. Isaac Kappy has some sweet songbooks. Thanks Isaac! I still have this stupid cold, so didn't sing. I mouthed the words as a lot of other people sang.
The first week unofficially ended with another party. Filip, of Teatr Figur, left this morning. We had to send him off with some beers, some fake lap dances (thanks Lauren), some loud folk songs with 3 part (mostly destroyed)harmony, and some alien costumes the Polish girls dug out of our costume room.
Joe left today too. It's weird to say, because he has long been one of my mentors, but I am really proud of him. Pollock was a big hit with audiences, and the acting work he did was amazing. Having him back here this year, as a performer, as I try to do what was his job until last year, and uphold his inspired festival standards, has been cool. And weird.
Today was a great day of fresh beginnings. Lucidity Suitcase continued their tech at the Kimo. Mi Casa began theirs at Re-Source. Double Edge got into town late last night. There is buzz in the air for upcoming, brand new shows. I meant to go around and take pictures of the partially built sets in all the theatres, but I got sidetracked. It seems it is difficult to buy Christmas lights in the off-season.
Number of company members who woke up sick today: 1
Quote of the day comes from Dave, one of our festival technical directors, and I think we can all get behind it: "I'm tired. But happy."