It’s been a year.
I had a son.
I moved to NY.
My theater company had its first National Tour.
I wrote, directed and designed this:
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore- Short Trailer from Working Group on Vimeo.
I published my first comic book with the coolest publisher in the business.
I landed a Rolling World Premiere of my long time project about Africa (Dogs of Rwanda).
I directed a television pilot starring one of my favorite actors growing up (Campbell Scott of Singles)
I began working with a large Hollywood Manager
I became Artistic Director of Riverside Theatre of the National New Play Network.
I now run two companies. Working Group, now on its second national tour and Riverside.
I open my first show in 1 week.
Time to pick up the pace.
What’s the logic in making anything? There is none. Any project I’ve seen fall apart did so when logic came into play. Once questions of: is it worth it? Will it be a good use of my time? A big hit… reared their head the project deflated. I’ve often had people reach out wanting to work on a project, excited and full of ambition until they tried to make logic of what we were doing? Could they guarantee it was worth it.
It’s always worth it just never how you expected. And there will never be logic. There is no logic in being an adult and playing pretend in front of other people. There is no logic in being moved and devastated by illusions that you know are fiction from the get go. There is no logic to any of this. Which is why it’s so important- the pursuit of the human being is not to be logical, logic is a by product of survival, we are logical in order to provide safety and comfort for ourselves… but it’s not the end game. We strive to be free. I hear it all the time. I say it.
“If I could just get out from under this.”
“If I could just do what I want.”
“If I could just start.”
“If I could just quit.”
Those are all little pleas for freedom. You make things BECAUSE no one told you to. You make them BECAUSE no one asked for them. You make them to be free.