the one where I’m a john

So I’ve been busy. I have been writing and enjoyed good news. I probably should have shared it here earlier. I mean what is the point of having this blog if you don’t share good news when it comes?

The good news?

A play I wrote was selected for a 10 minute play festival.

The better news?

The wifebot is the director.

The bad news?

Well unless you happened to see it over the previous three weeks then you won’t be seeing it. That’s right; it’s come and gone before I ever said anything about it here. I’ve made a list of Cleveland themed writing goals, and this production helped me check one off of the list. The play was part of the 10×10 festival held in The River Street Theatre through Chagrin Valley Little Theatre. If you ever get a chance, check it out because they’re an awesome bunch.

I suppose at this point it’ll be best to mention what would probably be the real bad news. The festival and my play got totally reamed by a reviewer. This of course comes with the territory as a writer. I can easily shrug it off—not that I was hoping for a bad review—but I do deal with a ton of rejection. The reviewer called my play a “tedious affair.”

Ouch.

(note: as I started to write this post in my head but didn’t write till now I’ve forgotten some bit about crying myself to sleep. It was funny I assure you.)

Or rather he thought John Remick’s play was a tedious affair. I feel bad for this John guy. That’s right; he got my name wrong in the review. Now at first I laughed this off as probably a good thing, but the more I thought about it, the more it bothered me.

I mean if you’re going to call someone’s hard work tedious at least get their name right.

Right?

Which is what I posted and he responded “yes, that is preferred.”

Wow.

A great time was had. I enjoyed the production. I wish I had more of a chance to work with the wifebot but that will come. The actors were awesome, and everyone had a good time. That is all that matters. Six of my coworkers even made it to see the show.

In the end, I was thrilled to see my play on stage and lucky enough to have help staying grounded by the terrible review.

 

Or at least John Remick was.

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4 Responses to the one where I’m a john

  1. I’m truly sorry I missed it, but the next best thing was having a pleasant conversation w you and the Mrs (writer and director) on the 4th of July.

    Please tweet or let us know about the next one!

  2. andreakbeltran says:

    What’s important is that you made art and people experienced it. Congratulations!

    • very true. Thank you. It may have stung more (and clearly I disagree with him lol) if he had really liked all of the shows except mine. In reality he really didn’t like any. It is always an awesome experience to put something out there and have people bring it to life and others see it. Audience members who didn’t know who I was at the time had very nice things to say about it so I’m happy.

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