the problem of other minds

The Last Game: Talked with Heather H. about the latest draft. At her request, I added some dialog at the very beginning between 23 and 24, giving a swatch of their relationship up to this catastrophic day. Writing it felt very much against the grain, though I can see now that it’s useful. The...

worse and last

For Worse: Met with Miriam and Sadie to discuss ideas for the set. Sadie has good leads on office chairs we can get for free, which she can turn into a row of airline seats, because she’s awesome. Miriam suggests having a whiteboard for Michelle to write on, making two monologues I’ve written this...

to-do list

The Last Game: Talked with Heather H. about her observations of/suggestions for the script. Among other thoughts, she raises the idea of a second act set some decades into the future. This doesn’t click for me; though it’s difficult to pick apart how much it fails to click on its own merits, and how...

bacchae

The Last Game: Put a few last touches on the new draft and sent it to Heather H. It’s All Good: Bought a used casebook copy of Lord of the Flies. Have learned that Golding was a schoolmaster (!!! – like Stacey’s character, Michelle) and that one of his sources was The Bacchae (!!!!)....

go Finches!

The Last Game: Put in a chunk of time revising. (The Darwin Prep Finches are the home team, hence the post title.) It’s All Good: Still working on recruiting the creative team. Still need a title for the pair of monologues....

teams

The Last Game: Finished reading Collision Course. Among many painful ironies is that in the 2000’s, the FAA had to scramble to replace the controllers who were retiring in a body, having all been hired in a body to replace the strikers in 1981. It’s All Good: Drafting a budget and recruiting a design...

switcheroo

The Last Game: In Collision Course, I’ve reached Reagan’s ultimatum to the striking controllers – return to work in 48 hours, or you are fired. When he writes about critical decision points for the controllers, McCartin will give brief quotes from their wives which evoke a great deal about what their dinner table conversations...

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