On my way to work this morning, a bumper sticker informed me that the driver of the car is the parent of a child who “is a honor student at Harvard Elementary.” Evidently the person who proofed the bumper sticker was not an honor student.
We (Six Of One Productions) are now in rehearsal for the show we’re doing for the Houston Fringe Festival. I’m still waiting on the final word on location. All I know at this point is that we’re in the 9PM slot on both Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17. The locations are non-traditional theatre spaces – Avant Garden (formerly Helios), a tattoo parlor, coffee shop, restaurant, etc., all within a block of each other. The bad news is that the actors are going to have to adapt to performing in a situation where the audience may be paying attention to things other than the stage. The good news is, they’ll all be drinking/drunk (the audience, not the actors). I think all theatre is better with booze, from the classics to experimental stuff. Seriously.
The name of our show is The Hirsute Pogonophobic. In case you’re not up on your phobias, pogonophobia is the fear of beards. So, basically, the hairy person who fears facial hair. You know, hating the things in others that we fear are in ourselves? The show will feature some of the pieces from In a Jar…at the Smithsonian, which I presented at DiverseWorks in December 2007. The pieces will be slightly different because I’ve had the chance to do some rewrites (with the exception of the monologue that was featured on the local evening news a few months ago, which we’re doing exactly the same way for obvious reasons). This will also be the production premiere (in Houston) of Militia Slumber Party, or Embracing the New World Order.
Even if you came to the show at DiverseWorks, I hope you’ll join us for one of our fringe fest performances. The vibe will be different, some of the pieces will be different, chances are you haven’t seen Militia Slumber Party, and it’ll be a fun time. Oh, and every member of the audience will get a Fight stupidization. sticker as a token of our esteem.