Monday, July 9, 2007

So much to do, so little time...

Tomorrow I'm having lunch with Craig Lucas.

The day before the 4th of July, I chatted with him over the phone about what makes Seattle a great theater town and his current projects (he just got done filming a movie with Matthew Perry and Hilary Swank).

Needless to say, I'm feeling a little bit of awe. Starstruck. I just read his newest play which opens next month at the Intiman. It's brilliant. It explores the dark underbelly of American family life. It's funny. It's tragic. It's the kind of play I wish I could write. Maybe someday I will after thirty years of writing plays.

Anyway, more on that later.

I realized this weekend that I have far more ideas than time and so am trying to prioritize my projects. First things first, I have this interview and feature article to write on Craig. But then I also have a paper to write that I'm presenting at ATHE in New Orleans in two weeks. Then there is the vampire movie I'm writing. The rewrite on Tangled Up in Bob. The rewrite of Obscura. The new Oedipus adaptation (set in a Reno hotel/casino). There is also a few other screenplay ideas and two other plays in the hopper, 12 Minutes to Midnight and 10:28.

Too, too much to do. Not enough time.

And I have a party to plan for the Dramatists Guild of America, a sort of meet and greet for Guild and LMDA members.

To say its a busy summer is an understatement. When am I ever going to have time to work on my golf game? Or just workout, for crying out loud...

Oh, and I work full time at the foundation.

Speaking of which...its time to get back to work...

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