We've just started rehearsals on a new play, actually we're calling it a Mystery with Music. My long time collaborator, Steve Przybylski is the author and the composer of Shadow of the Raven, The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Steve has been cranking all year on this and yesterday we had a read-thru after a week of workshopping.
The beauty and the pain of doing new work is the evolution process as the script keeps changing, but hopefully in a few weeks we'll have something really special. Steve had created a really special world, now my job is to make that world come alive.
Along with this, Wayside Theatre is trying something new on the Internet. We've launched a blog (in addition to our website) where our artists and staff can contribute posts about their process and hopefully give you a glimpse of life backstage at Wayside Theatre. It is in early form, but we hope, that it will help us change the conversation a bit about who we are an who we want to be. That will be a challenge in our area, which, if the rest of the world has is living in Web 2.0, is beginning to discover, Web 0.1. But we're going to give it shot. Steve has already contributed a few posts about his process an I believe there are more to come.
If you've got the time and interest, check out InsideWayside and let me know what you think Suggestions always welcome.