Hello, website! Long time, no update! I swear that one of these days I am going to actually train myself to just make brief updates here as they happen, instead of these info dumps.
ANYWAY. I’ve got some stuff going on, because of course I do. It goes like this:
Meanwhile, in addition to my normal duties at Five By Five Hundred, I have a review of Eric Smith‘s new book The Geek’s Guide To Dating on Tor.com, and some coverage of SpeakEasy Stage Company‘s world premiere production of Make Up Your Mind, a brand new play by Kurt Vonnegut even though he’s dead.
And then, ya know, the youge (like, the slang/shortened word for “usual,” but spelled phonetically? Is that right?): Workin’, writin’, so on and so forth. Tonight at the Huntington we start performances for The Cocktail Hour by A.R. Gurney, which is directed by Maria Aitken, a favorite of ours at the theatre. Here’s a little video I made for that:
I also wrote some fun stuff about ghost stories at the theatre on the Huntington’s blog which is still worth reading even though it’s after Halloween, as well as two pieces of flash fiction in this “Quantum Shorts” competition that you can go read and vote for so I can win some monies: I Kill Dead People and Not Dead Yet (which was the basis for my story in Grayhaven Comics’ Fifth Dimension anthology).
Wow that’s a whole lot of dead stuff. In that case, I should end this on a happy note, which is that Maurissa Tancharoen both listened to and enjoyed my song “I’ll Fight A Whedon For You”; unfortunately, her husband Jed was less than impressed.
So now I’ve pissed one Whedon and armwrestled another, which only leaves Zak for me still to cross. But overall I think that means that I’ve successfully become a Whedonverse villain?
Holy crap, I’ll be 28 in 2 weeks.
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A few years back, my friend Jeremy and I were joking around and discussing our adoration of Maurissa Tancharoen, a TV writer on Dollhouse and Spartacus and now one of the showrunners on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., plus an occasional actress in her own right on Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-ALong-Blog. On top of all of that, she’s also (sadly) married to Jed Whedon, brother of Joss. And she’s just super cute and lovely, so Jeremy and I talked about writing a nerd rock song called “I’ll Fight A Whedon For You,” a sentiment which in our circles is pretty much considered the pinnacle of romantic sacrifice.
Well, I finally got around to actually making that song happen. I wrote the lyrics up for a Five By Five Hundred post a few weeks ago (and I’ll include the annotation below, after the jump), and recorded the entire song at home over the last week or so. I play everything on the tune except for bass, which comes to you courtesy of the inimitable Jake WM. (okay I didn’t technically so much play drums as I did edit and re-arrange pre-existing Logic Pro drum loops but it’s pretty much the same thing.
Please feel free to download and share with your friends!
(follow the jump for annotated lyrics)
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We’ve got one week left of The Jungle Book (now officially our highest-grossing show of all time), and previews began tonight for The Power of Duff, a new play by Stephen Belber (and featuring, among others, Jennifer Westfeldt, writer of Kissing Jessica Stein and wife of Jon Hamm). Here’s a little video I put together about it:
Here’s another brief video I made for our Annual Fund ask, which hopefully gives a glimpse of the size and scope of our productions (and makes clear that even when shows are selling well, we still need money because, well, theatre this good don’t come cheap, y’know?)
I’m also trying to up my blogging quotient for the company — because hey, I enjoy writing sometimes, believe it or not — and here’s one of my latest posts, about our new young donor program “The Hunt.”
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