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?”)
- Asked the telecomm company Orange to strongly oppose the anti-LGBT* legislation and violence in Uganda;
- Attended Gideon’s Kill Shakespeare;
- Asked Google, Facebook, NetFlix, Yahoo & Amazon to support Net Neutrality;
- For TCG, shared the news about our San Diego Blue Star Theatres event and David Kurs “The Spectrum of Signed Languages“;
- Signed on to the Higher Ed Not Debt campaign;
- Cooked and ate all vegetarian meals (mostly organic, some local) and added no direct food waste (plastics bags, plastic water bottles, etc.);
- Signed a petition to Walmart to raise wages;