Monday, December 26, 2005

Derek Jarvis - the blog king extraordinaire

Derek helped us with all thing theatrical when we put up "One Flea Spare" a while back. He was a great asset to the company and will hopefully help us out this spring when we put up Desire Under the Elms in some way or another. check out his blog!


Hello -

My blog-pointing-out continues with the following:

The first -

Meredith Lyons pointed me in the direction of this bobble headed site. It's much fun. She knows these people who know these people . . . they say many intelligent, witty things and she even has a cartoon head of her own complete with pigtails. Meredith was Grete in Metamorphosis and she's a dear friend.

Check it out. Good people.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Here is the main website for our friends, Robert Filippo and Kristen Strezo, the musicians that make up SheandHe.

You'll be able to listen to some of their music, read their blog, and find out more about this wonderful duo. They have helped create music for our last three shows and their friendship is invaluable to us. They're two of the most creative people we know and we love them.

Goss Country

Our friends, Dave and Lori Goss, have a very nice website which includes a blog that Dave updates every day religiously. I wish I could be so good. Hey, I'm at two days in a row right now. It's how I was when I was little. I tried so hard to do the whole Dear, Diary thing. I even called it Dear, Cody because I named everything Cody then. My imaginary horse, Ken dolls, dogs, kittens, you name it, it was Cody.

Anyway, Dave Goss is an old college friend who has been associated with WNEP Theatre here in Chicago. He's truly one of the outright nicest people I've met and he's consistently "been there" for me and mine throughout the years whether we're seeing each other often or every few months or every few years. Hopefully, he'll be in our next production of The Homecoming if the cards play out right. Lori is fantabulous as well. We are getting to know her and like what we're getting to know. They're expecting a baby girl, soon, by the name of Maddy, which is very exciting.

And, speaking of babies . . .. GreyZelda, Crow, and Mulch would like to announce the birth of one Ethan Tucker Amburgey!!!!!!! Play the trumpets! Smash the cymbals (but not too loud, he's probably sleeping.)!!!! Throw the confetti!!!! My bestest friend, Emily and her guy, also a dear friend, CW had their first boy and I can't be more happy about it. He was born on December 6th in Hillsdale, MI. I can't wait to officially meet his acquaintance. Christmas can't come soon enough! And, I might call him ET, after a very cute extraterrestrial. Emily and CW might not love it, but . . . . we will see, we will see.

OK. I hope to let you know of good blogs to check out recommended by GreyZelda. Goss Country. Check it out.


Saturday, December 10, 2005

Chillin' like a Villain

GreyZelda has a new computer. I love this keyboard. It's snaps to very nicely. Thank you, Charles.

We've just been nesting down for the winter, but the winter's much fun. There are inches of white stuff on the ground which I like to tromp through.

Mulch and I are starting to assemble the necessary pieces for our next production which will be the Homecoming by Harold Pinter. We're seeing what actors may be interested, secured the space at the Oracle Theatre on Broadway, and will soon talk to our group of designers. Bzzzz. Bzzzzz.

I'm also starting work on adapting a well known piece of literature, but I want the suspense to build before we decide to unveil it. It's beautiful. Thorny as a rose bush placed upon a scaffold bearing its singular creation. It should go up this summer and we're going to look for a place soon.

I also want to start a branding initiative and we're going to be looking for help on the advertising front soon. We'll hold a meeting in our very chilly Ravenswood space. We're trying to get the heat on. People's Gas sucks. Criminal, I think, to keep warmth from people. And we don't even live there. What of the families who are faced with freezing cold conditions? It's taken us three weeks to get this thing rolling with them and we have renters who are having to make due with space heaters. Crap.

Anyway, I must prepare for a Manpower Holiday party in Gurnee. We'll just bundle up together like two birds of a feather on our sleigh ride by way of the interstate.

Talk to you soon, gentle readers,