Almost done. 2 more shows and then we put this one to bed.
What a crazy experience. I am so glad I got to do this. There were great people, friends and people I don’t know at all, or not so well. And we all put our hearts into it.
We also were hosts to the playwright, Jay Torrence. So interesting to hear him talk about the creation process for this one and his company. A very inspirational time.
It brought up a conversation I had with Gary Nugent about actors being craftsmen vs artists. I won’t open that can of worms too much, but the point I want to make is that with the conversation Jay had, I realized that there are times when we are artists in our creation and times when we are craftsmen. There is no hierarchical level between the two: one is not better than the other. But when you are working rigorously to have a certain effect on the audience through your creation of a piece, that seems to me to be an artistic venture. Bear with me. And other times, when we are interpreting an established work, we are more craftsmen.
I don’t know.