I took a break from blogging to workshop my play as part of Red Tape's Fresh Eyes Project. Three playwrights were teamed with three directors and a group of talented actors in an intensive workshop of their scripts. Excerpts from the works were performed on January 31, 2009 at the Chicago Fringe Artists Networking Night (a.k.a. CFANN). The Fresh Eyes lineup was:
- Mouse in a Jar by Martyna Majok. Directed by Daria J. Davis
- Demon's Crystal by Paul G. Miller. Directed by Mark Chaitin.
- Mechanical Angels by Mishelle Apalategui. Directed by Lavina Jadhwani.
The plays were just a sample of the many works presented at CFANN. The event brought over 160 guests into Red Tape's home for an evening of paintings, sculptures, photography, dance, music, improv, sketch comedy and performance art. Red Tape was honored toh ost this wonderful evening.
Next up is our original adapatation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People by company member Robert Oakes. A doctor's ethics are called into question when pollution is discovered, and covered up, at a town's lucrative spa. I'm serving as dramaturge and will be sharing my research on this blog as I research Ibsen's life and times alongside comparable environmental scandals in our current society.
Paul G. Miller