Okay, so that probably not true. Far from it, actually. But believe me when I say that the role of producer is by far the most difficult I have ever played. All would be well if I were only the Producer and the Playwright, or the Playwright and the Performer, but all three at once is damn near killing me.
The awful Catch 22 here is that as much as I would love to relinquish the responsibility of producing my one-man show to someone else, at this point I don't trust anyone to take my performances in the direction I want them to go. On the flip side, my heart lies on the stage, and I have very little interest in producing anything that I'm not performing in. Therefor, my present situation is unavoidable.
The last few months have definitely been a learning experience. There are some decisions I have made that I am very proud of, and there are some things that, given the chance, I would do completely differently. However, "VGL 5'4" Top" opens (and closes) in New York City in one week, and opens in San Francisco in two weeks, so whether or not I am happy with the job I have done, there is little to be done about it now.
I actually wish that I had planned a longer run in New York City this time around. One thing that I have never been great about it promotion, and I have come a long way since the start of this project and wish I could exercise my new knowledge in my hometown. This will be my third go at "VGL" in New York, and I would really like the opportunity to share it with many, many more people. Of course, with one performance on the radar and a two-week absence to follow, there is little logic in inviting press to attend when their reports will be obsolete as soon as they walk out the door.
Anyway, I apologize for my less frequent blog updates this summer. I hope you miss me, and I hope you'll forgive me, and I hope you look forward to the awesome stuff I am going to bring you when this gigantic mess is over. I miss my blog. We have some catching up to do.