Monday, July 02, 2007

Where I've been lurking...

So where have I been for the last couple of months? I've been dipping my toes into new waters. I decided to delve further into the world of theatre and stepped into the role of stage manager for a local theatre company.

The play's director, Jim Martin, was kind enough to train me (read: be at his beck and call) as stage manager for his production of The Golden Screw. It's an eclectic play billed as "A Witty Musical Regarding Rebellion & the Soul of an Artist" that defies categorization.

The Golden Screw is a small, rather obscure play by Tom Sankey that alternates original songs with short vignettes and loosely tells the story of a folk singer in the 60's and his rise to fame and then walking away from it all. The vignettes were performed by three very talented actors with a minimum of props and costumes.

The star of the production was the amazing James Cavanaugh, singer and musician extraordinaire, who did Sankey's songs a lot of justice.

It was a privilege to work with such a great cast and crew. And what a lot of fun!

(For those who live in the Reno area, stay tuned. We may have a "touring" production at the Great Basin Brewing Co. in Sparks.)


giddocliff said...

I'm so happy to see that you're alive and well. I, too, have a blog now at It's been an outlet since I moved from L. A. to Minnesota. And I've needed it. My best to you and those you love.


Anonymous said...

Well are you done lurking yet? Some of us seek your words.

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somereallyoldguy said...

David Johansen was in a band, the Third Eye, that accompanied Sankey in the original New York production, before forming the New York Dolls.