I've been doing a lot of writing lately. But none of it seems to be focused - it's really rambling, and all over the map. Maybe that's where it all needs to be right now. I have an opportunity to write a small piece and perform it - later in the month. Really, I just looked in the calendar, and it's about 2-½ weeks away. I'm starting to get anxious, because I have no idea of what my piece is going to be - yet. I have a theme - and that's a start. But I have no idea of what I'm going to write. Here's the theme:
"How to face death in life/instructions on how to die."
It's a broad subject, to say the least. And one that is already challenging me very deeply. I have no idea of what to talk about, because I have so many different ways of approaching this. I think my problem is that I am thinking to broadly, and I should concentrating on making it simple - there's just too much to talk about; so, let's try to focus on one or two things.
What I'm thrilled about is the participation of many actors who I've got to know over the last year. A majority of them are graduates of the Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory - and they are all passionate and committed to having this new collective of artists create something original. I get a lot of inspiration from this group.
I'll have more info about this performance piece soon.