I've got a freelance gig this week. Between that, revising a play and my MEDIUM spec, I've been too busy to blog.
But I've been thinking about theatre a lot lately, especially since I'm certain I won't find a staff job on a TV show this season based what I understand of the hiring cycles.
Until I can get my thoughts together for a real post later in the week, I thought I'd "share" these ads I wrote a billion years ago for my theatre company in SF. They ran in a Fringe Festival program for less than $200. (Proof that not all marketing has to cost an arm and a leg.)
Though the ads sold no "specific show", it generated interest. Our summer short play festival was packed from opening to closing.
I "stole" the "Lights come up..." line from my friend Kurt Bodden.
Nachi Sanchez art directed.
The theatre company was called The Iron Workers Local 202 Theatre Company. There were three founders, myself, Cameron Galloway and Eric Schniewind (who now writes for Killing My Lobster). Our mission stated that we were "devoted to producing Bay Area Playwrights" since nobody else seemed to be doing that, despite there being "no paucity" of talent there.
We mostly worked out of the EXIT on Eddy Street.
It was a good time.