Sunday, February 10, 2008

a question for you, dear reader


So we're spending about a year working on our next show. A couple reasons for this...
  • We received a little bit of money, so there's a little bit of pressure to make it extra special.

  • The show is a feat of astonishing organizational complexity. We've given ourselves the task of writing and rehearsing 500 different experiences, each of which will be performed no more than once during the course of the run.

If all goes according to our very tentative plan, THE FILTER will premiere at the Blue Theatre this coming October. Now I know a year isn't that long in the grand scheme of things, but I can't help but feel somewhat antsy. I like the process of making shows quite a lot, but in the end, the great bulk of my enjoyment comes from sticking things in an audience's face and seeing what happens. Which leads me to get all sentimental and think about this question: Which, if any, Rubber Repertory show would you most like to see revived in the year ahead?* Your choices are...

  • Mister Z Loves Company (a show that quite a few people still mention to us, but that not many people actually saw during its late-night, 6 performance run)

  • Inside Austin Actors: An Evening of Surgery and Childbirth videos (a show that NO ONE saw except Jason Neulander, Shannon McCormick, and a girl who used to work at Book People)

  • RED CANS

  • At Home With Dick, Pt 1.

*Why I ask: It's unlikely we'd revive something before THE FILTER opens, but it might be tempting to follow such a long journey with a slightly shorter one. And even though the show would be technically a revivival, I'm sure that the resulting production would evolve quite a bit from the source material. All the months of thinking about "what we should have done differently" may lead in some curious directions.

6 comments:

Shannon said...

Since I saw all of those but Red Cans, I vote Red Cans.

Julie said...

I'd love to see Mr. Z again. All the rest of them were enough in recent memory that I remember them well. Although with Mr. Z, I suppose I'll never forget seeing my husband swinging a dildo and wearing a French Maid's costume...

dizzle said...

Mr. Z and/or Inside Austin Actors.

mdf said...

Z!

Jooley Ann said...

Inside Austin Actors or Dick Pt. 1. I missed both. Saw Dick Pt. 2 and loooved it, which is why I'd love to see Pt. 1.

But really, *any* of these would be fabulous!

Memory said...

Inside Austin Actors! (But then, I'm biased in that I want Brenner to perform his thing again.) ^_~