Over the weekend we wrapped up underground episode. This was a test on how to run a show for two weeks and I must say there was a lot to be learned but it is definitely worth it. First things first, the cast compose of both veterans and newbies with a short timeframe of two months to learn probably one of the most challenging work that some of them have been a part of. For many including myself it was jumping from one production to another that was a challenge however for others it was just coming in and beginning the task at hand.
This time around we utilized collaborating with makeup artist Andrea Blassingame to create the looks, set up radio time for interviews, bloggers, and paid advertising in the metro Philly to get the word out on the production. We also utilized the site which the facility used instead of going the eventbrite way.
It was scary but I had to see what we could do and the end result turned out to be what we wanted. Now we are gearing up for next year to actually take advantage of all we learned.
The beauty of it all was swing how no matter what RunBoyRunProduction still continues to grow as a family and in the end this makes for good business.
Friday was a day of chaos in the evening as I made my way to meet up with Kris at the Greyhound station in town. Now it wasn’t the waiting but the chaos that happened while there that amazed me. Already her bus was late as it’s arrival was slated for 6oclock and with time ticking many people gathered to leave for the big apple. The line was complete madness as people began getting angry and it started to show in body language and then two men got into a fist fight over space. Needless to say this showed me just how unprepared greyhound security truly are for situations but great for picking up a check.
When Kris arrived at7:30 she told me about a man that couldn’t keep still, and a woman that couldn’t keep her dog quiet, talk about a ride from hell. Well we finally made it on our way to the fringe as gatherings of people were out and about for first Friday gatherings all over Old City. When we got there the buildup of people was big but I knew she was a little exhausted so we went straight for the programs and began flipping through the pages. Page after page we flipped and it seemed like a lifetime and then we saw it the Runboyrun ad and that made our day that we had to share the picture to the world…so here we are all we made it..
This is some of the cast members of Underground Episodes and I believe in them. As actors they show they have the will to learn the ability to understand and the talent to stretch further. The FringeArts Festival is there time to shine.. Photo of Jazz Whitonez by; Michael Heyward photography
You ever sit on a subway train and not want to get up when the seat heats up? It’s like not wanting to give into the problems awaiting you at work or home but its very helpful in de-stressing the time. Often I find myself closing my eyes and giving into the warmth accepting it as if I was in the sun soaking in rays of light even just for a moment of joy. Looking forward to the summer time in Florida, the Caribbean or in Vegas just knowing I don’t have to get up for work or deal with the winter cold even just for a moment.
Man it’s one of those moments that you can only get when your ready for it and in that minute as you sit you are ready for calm, for peace, for it never to end. It’s good on those days when you are full of aches an pains of the flu and just waiting to get home in bed. It’s good in those mornings when all you want to do is rest. It’s the best feeling in the world but like all good things it comes to an end. The 15 minutes of electric relaxation with headphones on and it only cost a token, a moment of time…