Putting it Together is my Monday “artist talking about art stuff blog”. The title comes from “Sunday in the Park with George,” the best (and possibly only) musical that is entirely dedicated to an artist talking about his art. Is that pretentious enough?
I sometimes wonder if I got into this game too late. Most of my friends who are successful are in their early to mid 30’s. I spent those years putting together a science fiction convention, which is doing OK.
I graduated from college with a theatre degree, but left theatre behind me to do things like work a regular job, have a couple of kids, start a convention…you know, the normal stuff. I still loved theatre but I guess part of my problem was that I never knew what I wanted to do in theatre.
One thing did happen, though. I started writing sketches for CONvergence and I was pretty good. It is possible that writing parodies of popular culture presents very little challenge. I think it is more likely that I found something that finally re-ignited my interest in the stage.