Sunday, July 29, 2007

LULLABY Lives on in Louisville

The journey for The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard continues, thanks to a wonderful and daring small theatre company in Louisville, Kentucky. Creator of the project, "Elevator Plays" (in which they staged 24 plays inside of elevators in downtown Louisville), Specific Gravity Ensemble, has taken on Lullaby and the work we've begun has been very encouraging and fun.

Directed by fellow former Longhorn (and artistic director of Specific Gravity), Rand Harmon, we've just cast the show and had our first rehearsal. This group is asking good questions and Rand brings alot of experience and alot of love for this play to the production. This group has me asking new questions about the play, which is very exicting and rewarding.

The rest of the creative team includes:

The Narrator: Julia Leist
The Man: Christopher Shiner
The Woman: Jennifer Poliskie

I've been in residence with these guys for almost a week, and I like them all very much. As a fan of the "big small theatre", the folks at Specific Gravity give me another reason to love the scrappy theatre companies that keep the blood of the American theatre flowing. Groups like Specific Gravity, The Cardboard Box Collaborative (Philly), and City Attic Theatre (NYC) will have my heart forever for doing work in such a passionate, fun, and professional way.

Rock on,