Amalgamation of Life, Director

Bending

Bending genders? What are the rules and regulations? Or...do I make them up as I go... I've been faced with some hard questions and realizations when it comes to Forum. It's a male heavy show but I picked it and I *thought* I could get away with reversing genders on all of the roles. I'm… Continue reading Bending

Amalgamation of Life, Costume Designer

I’ve been thinking…

I've been having these moments where I shift back and stop to think for a minute, "how did I come to that decision?" Or, "was that the best decision to make?" It's a bit alarming. You know you did well, every one has clothes and every one has been taking care of things pretty well… Continue reading I’ve been thinking…

Actor, Amalgamation of Life, Director

Rejected.

How are you supposed to react when you're rejected by a production staff? It sucks and it isn't easy getting over any kind of rejection. Not that it is anything like a break-up, but it's similar in the sense that you are often told: "We are going in a different direction." "There's no chemistry." How… Continue reading Rejected.

Amalgamation of Life, Costume Designer

Integrity

Have I lost my integrity by gluing over 60 yards of ribbon onto 20+ skirts for a production? I don't know if I can reason my way out of this one. A professional costumer would have made the skirts from scratch. And, at the time of adding the underlying tulle, would have sewn on the… Continue reading Integrity

Actor, Amalgamation of Life, Director

AGAIN. Changes, again.

AGAIN. Changes, again. But this time... near the end of the run of a show. Is it worth it? It can be--there are some changes worth it in the end. Sometimes things fall apart (literally, a costume has been known to fall apart before the end of a run) and I would have to say… Continue reading AGAIN. Changes, again.