March 27th, 2004


Another Openin' Another Show

So we opened tonight. It went so well. My actors were amazing. They cracked me up, as well as the rest of the audience. Lori seemed pretty pleased with it. But the important thing is that I was happy with it. It's amazing the difference an audience can make to a show. I mean, they were good in dress rehearsal; better than they'd ever been even, but tonight they really blew me away. I was really proud. Afterwards Jordan came up to me and said, "Thanks for making me do this, it was really great." It's such a different feeling, seeing a show you've directed; seeing your vision onstage. I felt just a pinch of this when I did a scene for Acting and Directing; but now it's a whole play (well, two one-acts, but it's much more similiar to a whole play). It's just an amazing feeling. And tomorrow it will be over. That hit me about 5 minutes ago while typing this. Tomorrow they'll go on, do it again, and after that it will never ever happen again. I could do the play again but not with these same people. It's different from this side of the stage, but it's still just as strong an emotion as when I'm in a show that's ending. I think I might not want to leave the theater tomorrow night after strike. It's funny, three days ago I was so sick and tired I was cursing the day I decided to direct a play, and Danielle said, "Oh, you love it. As soon as it's over, you'll be like, 'When can I do another one?'" At the time I glared at her until she added "maybe not right away, but after you've had a break." But now I see that she was right. I mean, I do want the break (desperately) but I can't wait to direct again. (I think I'll stick to one show at a time next round, though.)

And now for something completely different...boys are dumb throw rocks at them.
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    "Black Friday Rule" by Flogging Molly

from Newsweek

An interview of Kevin Smith about Jersey Girl, his new movie:

Interviewer: But I did have a bit of a hard time believing that Ben's character would go for seven years without having sex.
Are you married?

All right, here's the thing. I've been married five years. Considering my body shape, I had the good fortune to have enough sex with different women before I got married. Once I got married, I realized I never wanted to f--- anyone else for the rest of my life. Even if my wife died. It's not just physical, though that's fantastic. Psychologically, I am tied to her. When you're really committed to somebody, forget it, man. It's impossible to think about f---ing somebody else.

I thought that was pretty interesting.
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    See last entry, coincidentally

What the heck?

So the play's over. I know some of my actors will be reading this and I don't mean to hurt any feelings, but it's my journal so I'm going to write what I felt. While it went fine tonight, I think last night was better. But that happens, and it's okay. I made Doc laugh out loud, and that felt good.

So now it's over.

And for some reason, most of which I don't even think has to do with the stupid play, I'm in a foul mood. A really really awful mood. I'm cleaning, people, that's how crappy I feel.

I really need to not be sick anymore.
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