Kill Shakespeare

(Why am I naming days?)

3/05/14, Day 13,796: Kill Shakespeare

This day is so named for the joyful production of Kill Shakespeare from Gideon Productions that I saw (along with most of Flux) last night. While the production has a relaxed and contagiously playful energy, the craft that director Jordana Williams and Gideon bring to all their work was present in abundance. It’s difficult to make something as complex as a comic-strip/radio-play, Shakespeare/80’s-fantasy-movie, iambic mash-up/pop culture re-mix not only work, but seem easy; but that’s just how it felt, easy; more like a party than a play (and I mean that as a compliment.) It reminded me of the Green Shows we used to do before the main productions at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival–that same anarchic, joyful spirit which throbs in almost every play of Shakespeare’s but which he harnesses towards darker purposes, here is given free and unruly reign, and it’s straight up fun. Bravo and thank you to the cast and creative team!

Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…

Writing: 56 out of 66 days (Angel Juice, After Earth) 
Spanish: 56 out of 66 days

What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)

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