I’m on page eleven of my play experiment. It’s pretty much a conversation between two people, mixed and mashed up through the years. I’m trying to just write as true to my voice as possible, not conforming to aspects of story, or anything I don’t like. I’ve tried to just put together aspects of comedy, drama, pop culture obsession, dreams and failure. Generally things that I think about, and are important to me. Right now, I know it has problems, it’s way too quippy, and probably really annoying, but I know I just have to get it down, work more of it out. I’m trying to make it to around 30 pages in a Word document. I want to get it at about the same size as the text of Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries. I saw that text was available on an NYU accessible database and read it while I was at work. I formatted the text into word, and it equaled around 30 pages, so I figure if I have around 30 pages in Word, I have a proper text, something sendable. His turned out to be around 80 minutes on stage (I double checked with reviews). I don’t think my idea as it stands has enough meat to be extended to a full 2 hour, or longer work, so I’d be happy with an 80 minute play.
Otherwise in my life, boring work stuff. I got my second check today, *hooray* (does Stella cheer). I have more money! I’m planning on spending some of it on a sketch writing class at UCB, so crossed fingers that that works out in the fall. The rest goes into savings (or whatever, haha).
I’ve started applying for internships for the fall. I’ve done a lot of research, and have gotten one response (just to say they’ve received my letter of interest etc.) so far. I’m going to hopefully do some more work on that stuff tomorrow.
And for super excellent news, my sister just got a job on a presidential campaign! I am very very excited for and proud of her. I won’t reveal any more specific news, except for general enthusiasm. I’m going to go and watch my new favorite show Wilfred, watch a (couple of?) movies, then sleep. So that’s all for now. As always, thanks for reading if you are indeed doing so,