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08 July 2016 @ 11:01 pm
Way back when, sort of then, once again  
Way back when, I performed at the New York Renaissance Faire.

Then, sort of, I didn't. I showed up on occasion and sang with my pirate band (as you do), but I was temp help only.

In 2012, I once again joined the cast. In the course of all of this, I've played so very many roles, worn a plethora* of hats. I've done a lot, seen a lot, been through a good many rehearsals. This one, though? It looms. Not certain we're in any worse shape than in years past, but it feels frantic. We've not yet had full cast on any given weekend. There are scenes that have not yet been put on their feet. Fight choreography, while well underway, is not yet finished. Whatever is not ready come opening weekend is 100% on me.

And yet... I work with astonishingly talented people. My choreographers and fight captains are simultaneously inventive and grounded. My cast? Focused, talented, funny as hell, and (thank heavens in an ensemble group) team players. They care about the show, they care about each other. We'll get things done because they need doing.

Deep breaths. All may yet be very well. And when in doubt, cue for the head swipe.

*yes, El Guapo. I know what that means
Pir8grlpir8grlk on July 9th, 2016 03:54 am (UTC)
I never once attended, or was part of, an opening day that was anything less than magical. :-)
wepagirl: defaultwepagirl on July 9th, 2016 10:41 am (UTC)
It will be fine. But I understand!
harpiegirl4: Stylin'harpiegirl4 on July 9th, 2016 01:23 pm (UTC)
Dont fret.
It will be a great show. It always is, when you and Don are involved. :) Can't wait to come visit!