Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day From Eve Ensler!

As you probably know, there's something of a V-Day theatrical tradition - Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues. It's theatre by a woman, for women, and it includes vagina-centered pieces on sex, masturbation, rape, birth, and so on. The idea is that the vagina is a tool of life and female empowerment and individuality. Anyway, some ladies of the Dragon Board of Directors are involved with a V-Day production. The event is free but it's a fundraiser so they will be collecting donations to support Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence.

The details can be found on this lovely flier (of which we have a large PDF copy that you can print and distribute if you want - leave a note in the comments if you'd like me to send you a copy).

Happy V-Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Music of Private Eyes

One of the things I like about Private Eyes is the music. Steven Dietz was fairly specific throughout the script and had very specific songs (and sometimes specific verses of the songs) to play during and between the scenes. Our sound designer, Jeffrey Lo, supplemented these choices throughout the play and I really dig the overall sound of the show.

One of my favorite pieces is kind of hard to find but here's a recording from YouTube. It's Tom Waits and the song is called "I Want You."

The other piece that I love (as does the audience some nights as evidenced by their singing and/or snapping along) is Peggy Lee's classic song "Fever."

See you at the show!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Three Interesting Articles

I was going thru my newsfeeds today and came across three different articles that I thought were worth a read.

The first is an essay by Wallace Shawn (who, in my head, is always saying "Inconceivable!).

The third is a piece on why cutting arts funding matters.

Thoughts on any of these articles?