• Back in the States

    By Rick Viede on July 6, 2009 at 7:13 PM
    Casting / New York / Life

    This play is a funny weird beast. I had forgotten until recently that my main inspiration for this play was a wild six months of travelling I did throughout America, so coming back here, where the play was in someways conceived, feels very poetically just. Whore deals essentially with the betrayal of yourself by your body. Meaning our desires lead us down some dark strange paths. Some of the plays unflinching, nauseating moments (they nauseate me too!) have been accused of being salacious, inauthentic and intentionally provocative in the most recent production. Coming here has reminded me why they got written in the first place.

  • Waiting From A Distance

    By Dougal Irvine on July 2, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Rehearsals for Departure Lounge at SPF begin in four days. The cast are assembled. I’m pinching myself but apparently they really did say yes. The set designs look amazing. Apparently Gillian my line producer is personally guarding the set model like a rottweiller, not letting ANYONE see. I have an incredible team working on the show headed by a TONY (Tony Tony Tony) nominated director. I am living a writers dream. What’s not to like? Well, I’m stuck here in the UK and don’t arrive for another 10 days. Gutted, I’m also missing the launch party.

  • El Proceso Continua

    By Matthew Lopez on July 7, 2008 at 1:25 AM
    Casting / Parties / Life

    In the time since my last blog, I have attended:

    •    1 cast replacement audition
    •    6 Tio Pepe rehearsals
    •    1 lunch with a fellow SPF playwright
    •    1 SPF first-week show
    •    3 SPF parties
    •    2 screenings of Wall*E

  • I’m All In Between Places

    By Stephen Brown on June 27, 2008 at 1:47 AM
    Production / Casting / Life

    I’m all in between places right now.

    If you had to pinpoint me on a map, well, I’m in the East End of London. (Bethnal Green, where Bill Sykes lives in Oliver Twist.)

    Mentally, however, I’m all over the shop.

  • I’m Not Worried About It

    By Matthew Lopez on June 25, 2008 at 1:53 AM

    You know what happens when you smugly send off the official “First Rehearsal Draft” of your play to your director and stage manager?  When you sit back and brag to your friends that your work is “done for now?” When you actually start to think you’ll have time to fit in a reading of another play before rehearsals start?  You know what happens when you do all those fate-tempting things?

    You lose an actor a week before rehearsals start. That’s what happens!

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