“Save them for auditions.”
I received many wonderful comments during the school Open House this evening but those were my favorite words of all. I spoke to the play director about my play. Everything went well and she said she was eager to read my play sometime soon. Again the subject was brought up of its performance –so far I am under the implication that there is a 99% chance of its performance. It depends on the kind of performance –it may be performed as an official fall/spring play or it may have an event all of its own! Near the end of conversation the director asked about my extra copies of my director/cast/crew books. (I had planned on giving them to our other director for review.) I told her and she replied, “Save them for auditions.”
After hearing that I was absolutely thrilled. The news I just typed out in this post is pretty much everything I know about this experience. I promise as soon as I have more information on the subject I will give an update. Right now I am not hungry for any more information. If anything comes up I will probably be told about it. At this moment I plan on enjoying the spectacular words beginning this post. I honestly cannot believe that Master Manderdorke –a play that I WROTE- is sitting in a box in the play director’s classroom. This is absolutely amazing! I remember the moment when I first typed out the notes, later forming them into a script which was followed by a character list and stage guide. As I look at the finished copies sitting beside me I am reminded of all the hard work put into the play’s writing, printing, and folder assembly. Everything was worth it for the possibility of performance. I cannot wait for the director to read my play and give me her thoughts!
I want to end this post by giving a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported me. Thank you, it means the world to me.
I meant to publish this post yesterday and I do apologize for the delay. Yesterday I had literally no time whatsoever. I meant to finish the post this morning but was delayed yet again. Today my allergies are annoying and because of them I am in no mood to put up with anything.
The Drama Club meeting yesterday went well. Our fall play is going to be The Wizard of Oz. After the meeting I spoke to the director about considering my Master Manderdorke play for the Spring Play. She seemed to be interested in the idea which made me happy. I plan to speak to the other play director on Wednesday about considering my play.
The best part of my day so far was listening to Setting Fires’s new EP. It is the best EP I have heard in a long time! Setting Fires is basically a side project featuring the vocalist from Kill Hannah, the drummer from Good Charlotte, and a few other artists who I really can’t remember specifically at the moment. The EP is free to listen to on Setting Fires’s Myspace but I am extremely eager to purchase it as soon as possible. I hope the EP is sold as a CD as well as on iTunes. (I highly doubt it.) When it comes to choosing a hard copy of a CD and a digital album off the internet I almost always prefer the CD. However I will be happy to own the EP in whatever form possible. I highly recommend the EP all of my friends as well as anyone with similar music interests as me. Kill Hannah fans -this EP is a MUST.
I can see myself singing along to the EP backstage during play rehearsal. Seriously.
Right now I know nothing on the status of my play’s possible consideration. I could only spend the past week wondering and discussing possibilities with the few friends who are aware of my play’s possible future. I hope to have a reply by Wednesday evening although there is a chance I could have the answer Monday. The words I can use to describe the past week are suspenseful, exciting, and uncertain. I completed an epilogue to use as “insurance” in the event that if a particular scene must be scratched or if a longer play is desired the epilogue could be used to fill the time. In my opinion the epilogue turned out well and it is very funny at the end!
Tomorrow I drop off the epilogue at the director’s classroom. I wonder if she read my play yet. There is really nothing I can do to influence my play being chosen or not so I suppose all there is to do is to hope. Wish me luck!
My life does not totally revolve around play yet. The football team won both of their games. The band had a great halftime performance. The first game was an away game and the most recent was at our home stadium. In my opinion the away games are the most fun for two reasons: 1. The band bus 2. More excitement. At both games I was very happy to see and talk to my best friend Sarah. Our next game is a home game.
I will end this entry now but will probably update tomorrow with some (Hopefully good!) news about play. No matter what happens to my play it was incredibly fun to write and worth the effort.
Yesterday I completely finished the Master Manderdorke play printing! I know this update is late but I wanted to include absolutely everything about the finished play in print.
First off I am thrilled to say that everything was printed to an extraordinary standard -All items from the scripts to the folder covers. Printing took around 4/5 cartridges of ink but I don’t mind. Ink was the main reason why the printing took more days than planned. The first day I blew through two whole ink cartridges and ended up being only halfway done with printing. Before I purchased another cartridge I constructed all 25 of the folders –3 fluorescent red/orange for the directors and 22 for cast/crew. A box was also found to store them in. A few more ink cartridges later everything was printed, stapled/paper clipped, and placed in the folders. The play is complete just before school which starts on Wednesday.
On Friday I paid a visit to the county fair and discovered that I won TWO ribbons in the indoor exhibits! My Mat Devine felt doll won second place in the fabric dolls category. The wire spiral bracelet (Which won fourth in the school art show) took the fourth place ribbon. When the indoor exhibits are released I will post pictures of my entries as well as a picture of my completed play.
Hello to everyone! I am sorry for my lack of blogging but I was very busy. I plan to make a goal now to update on not only my writing but other meaningful events in my life. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. My summer was amazing so far and I am proud to announce that I have finally completed my Master Manderdorke play –script, stage guide, character guide and all. The only tasks left are to print everything out and assemble the cast/crew/director booklets. Do not worry if you have no idea what those are. I will explain them later on (As well as possibly post pictures of the completed booklets!) Currently stockpiled by the printer are:
– 2 stacks of paper
– 2 ink cartridges
– 1 box of paperclips
– 22 pieces of black poster board
– 3 pieces of fluorescent red/orange poster board
Now all I am waiting for is to start printing! I hope to start sometime around Wednesday or Friday. Oh –and the supplies all fit well under my enormous budget of $80. I think this all cost somewhere around $60. The ink was the most expensive item. The total may be upped by another four dollars if I decide to buy another pack of paper. (I probably will.) I happily spent this money for the chance of my play being performed onstage. Yes, I seriously believe this play is good enough to be considered for performance. If not then I will continue to work until it is.
The time which is not spent on Master Manderdorke is usually spent on either band, the horses, or a few minor side projects. This year I have 3 entries in the county fair. See if you can pick them out! I will post pictures of them after the fair when I will probably write my next post. In the meantime you can occupy your time with “A Valentine Poem From Beyond”, a poem about zombies that I wrote a while ago and posted earlier this month.
Farewell until then,