And there are so very many, lovely lurkers.
My DU quarter just finished–that was a grad level class in the Professional Writing department called Writing Fiction. They all did great. On deck for them is Writing the Short Story, also online only, as this one was. So that’s a lot of great writing and huge effort in feedback for same.
Metro is on their Fall Break, which is the whole week of Thanksgiving, This semester it’s an online Staging Cultures, as it so often is, and a section of Intro, which means they’re working on their big one act project that goes up next week. That’s a crazy-involved project that I love; it’s an entire one-act play, written anew, and completely produced. It’s bananapants as an undergrad (first year, even!) project, but it always but always turns out crazy good. Teaches them more than a written exam ever could about theatre, at any rate.
Stage Combat has their finals coming up, too, which should be a ton of fun also. They’ve picked some amaze-balls scenes for their finals, from Shakespeare to Love, Actually (I know) and I’m very much looking forward to them. This semester they got a few special lessons: the all-class Roadhouse fight scene was something to behold, and since they met on Halloween, we had a fake blood construction day.
That’s current work, besides the writing stuff for Your Boulder I’ve been doing. That’s been a fascinating education: learning how SEO works and such. In this summer’s thin months, YB fed me and paid my phone bill, so. Plus it’s good to build a biz-type writing portfolio.
What else? I taught the rambunctious middle schoolers over at Drake how to do both Unarmed and Sword stage combat, which was extra special, as now I have a pair of steel rapiers of my own I can use for classes at mine own discretion.
Blue Dime Cabaret is going strong as all get out! We had a very successful Fall circuit, including Dangerous Theatre
and a rocking Halloween show in Boulder. We’re planning all of 2020 now, and it’s looking kind of awesome: Roaring 20s, Boulder Arts Week, going back to Dangerous, and probably back up to Central City, too. This whole thing is becoming a big deal in the denvermetro scene, and I’m both surprised and delighted.
Oh, and? I’m a runway model for the first time ever, next week at the Rawk event. No, seriously–I’m kind of both squeeing and completely amazed at the same time. Come to this event and see what this local fashion designer has designed for mine, a body she averred was “my perfect size”!
What’s happening after all this? oh man, that’s a whole nother post.
No, really. I promise. Before long.