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( May. 11th, 2010 12:41 pm)
So summer drama is coming up, and let me just tell you right now, I have been having the most absolutely appalling time pulling it together. It's not entirely my fault. But it is mostly my fault.

We do not have a script. This, in and of itself, is not unusual. Murder Inc was the only one of the plays that I finished well ahead of time, possibly even before auditions! Happily Ever After got a bit dicey toward the end, and I finished it the night before our first rehearsal, but most of it was done before then, I just got lazy (and one of the best scenes I have ever written is in fact part of that last-minute finish, too). Then came False Colors: I stayed up literally all night before our first rehearsal to finish that one. And finally, last year, Parker Family Values...which I am ashamed to say was only finished after the first two rehearsals. I believe we only did Acts I and II for that time, which was okay because HALF MY CAST WASN'T THERE.

Ahem. Also I cut a character last-minute and had to rethink a bunch of plot and interaction and stuff.

So this year, with one week until auditions and a week and a half until first rehearsal, I...I don't even know which play we are doing. At the moment, there are two options, both of them barely begun. The first is the one I promised everyone we would do; it's been in the works since...oh, it must have been 2006, I think, because I distinctly remember reading the first scene with people at school. For heaven's sake, I have to cut this )

Because then I was random glancing at back entries in my journal, and I found this, and I remembered why I do it. Because I love this work, and I love these kids, and in a week I'm going to once again be granted the privilege of working with them.

And it's going to be freaking awesome.


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