Saturday, August 21, 2004


Hello, folks.

Well, the reviews are coming in and it seems that people are becoming as big of fans as we are. Now, if we can just get the populace rolling in . . . our money bags are a bit tight and non-existant . . . and we were left with footing the majority of a bar bill this evening. Grrrrr. Money pisses me off. We're not doing this business for the moolah, but we're praying to break even . . . something that seems further and further in the distance. But, I go on.

I think this show is amazing. I watch it every evening from a different vantage/side and I fall in love with it over and over. The actors are phenomenal. Franz Kafka, to me, makes for a lovely evening. Robert's music is wonderful.

Anyway, please come, if you're reading this. Shut your computer down, give a call on the phone, and come hang out with us StageLeft. We're wanting to see you.

Take care, folks,
crow Jane

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Moving day

Wowza, wowza, wowza. It's moving day, folks. The GreyZelda Theatre Group is moving our production of Metamorphosis into StageLeft and we're excited. Woke up like kids on Christmas. Such a big list of things to do, but it gets a gal (and boy) going. We're meeting Kevin Heckman at the theatre at 1:30 to exchange the money and keys. Then, Charlotte and all present at the theatre will get to business. Wall reassembled, lights hung, chairs placed, dressing room cleaned, banner hung, etc.

the Crow lady

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

One Week and Counting.....

How do, kin folks and cow pokes? Mulch man here dropping the language and goings-on surrounding "Metamorphosis" and personal life. Overall, I would say the current environment in Greyzelda's house is one of frenetic, but not frantic, and diligent optimism. It's a crazy time, being the week before opening and all. We have a lot on our respective plates, what with tech coming up, costume acquisition ( the slow boat from China being slower than expected ), promoting, and polishing off Gregor. However, that insane rush really gets me off sometimes, that tension of; "...can we do it? are we on schedule? how can we adapt? " It's always exciting to create your own work, but to thread the artistic, technical, and administrative elements of this craft into your daily routine has almost a ritualistic sense to it. Everything you do causes forward momentum toward the destination. I really do believe that this show is going to have an impact. I believe there is an audience who grows weary of standard realism, or at least welcomes a change up. And it's true, that this play may somewhat cater to the Kafka afficianados of the world, but I feel it's crucial human elements will make it accessible to all.
I've grown a deep emotional connection with Gregor. My heart clinches when I ponder his sadness. It's exhausting physically and emotionally, and personally the most important artistic undertaking that I have ever endevoured to. I have Lady Crow to thank for letting me get to know him so closely.
On a casual note, things are okely dokely. I got my six month raise at work. The Cubbies finally have an All-Star shortstop, and I recently found my long lost Death Angel tape. Plus it's humid as hell in my apartment, ( e.g. the fungus is among us. ) Not really. Anywho, I believe there has got to be some kind of work that needs done. If not, theres Worlds Wildest Police Chases to be watched. Until next time campers, this is your humble narrator bidding adieu and,

Sigh . ..

The lady crow here . . .

So, the SpareRoom has played its part in the process of Metamorphosis. For a little over two months, the Group created a show from a wonderful novella by Franz Kafka. We're unable to have the space the week before we open (heart grips in panic every other minute), due to a Butoh workshop that HAD, HAD, HAD to be conducted this very week!!!!!!! No, the workshop was not as flexible as it gets its movers to be, but like all things, GreyZelda is nothing, if not, a Plan B girl. So, Plan B turned out to be having the show as performance ready as possible. We've been doing some basic scene and monologue work the last couple of days, which is really great. Something I've not ever gotten to do as an actor, and I think it's excellent to work with the characters this far into it. Really roll around in the nitty-gritty.

There are lots of things to be accomplished in the next few days: must make programs!!!! must get all costumes!!!! Must send out press photos!!!! Must make press kits!!! Must break wall down and rebuild!!!! Must pass out posters!!!! Eeeeek. Must learn how to delegate, more like.

as the crow flies . . .