NOTHING is shocking, and ANYTHING is possible, especially in this place.
We’re in the final stretch of rehearsals for Shawn Reddy’s The Art of Unbearable Sensations. Preview night is tomorrow and we open Friday with a reception.
My costar, Vatican Lokey, calls it: “a cursed sideshow of Mr. Barnum’s most disturbing attractions which only appears when your despair wants entertaining.”
Somehow, my costume, hair and makeup for the gypsy Petrovna evolved in such a way that I slightly resemble a young Clara Bow. I’m completely OK with this.
We run for three weekends, so you have lots of opportunities to enter our twisted fun house.
Photo courtesy of Craig Morse
July in Bloom:
Lush, Lavender roses in front of a Garden District home in New Orleans. Photo by Aura Fedora.
The blog is growing and I’ve got a lot coming up in the month of July!
On July 6th, I turn 30. To celebrate, and to kick off a year of “adventures in storytelling and sound” I’m starting 30 Days of Audio - a new audio post every day for 30 days. Expect to see posts from my new podcast, new Audio Filé posts for Nola Defender, never-before-heard Backstage on the Bayou interviews, outtakes, and bonus material from the archives, as well as other experiments with field recordings and other fun surprises.
On July 14th and 15th, I’ll be participating in BarCampNola! Stay tuned for more details.
July 22nd, Clarence Darrow, the one-man show about the life of the famed lawyer and champion of the underdog, written by David W. Rintels, starring Michael Martin and directed by Glen Meche, opens at Café Istanbul. I am stage managing this production.
July 24th - 29th, Tales of the Cocktail! I’ll be out there all week. You should be, too.
I’ll be announcing some other little fun things throughout the month.
Peace and thanks for following. Now let’s create more stories to tell. *~ AF