//Ad libs: Backstage blog: "Meadowland"

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Backstage blog: "Meadowland"

Actor Ian Walker impressed me with his conviction and quiet strength in a San Jose production of Lee Blessing's "Flag Day" in September. Now I see he's blogging about "Meadowland," a murder-mystery play he wrote and is directing in San Francisco. His video diary (scroll down to see the link) ushers readers into life backstage: production meetings, costume sketches, mask-making, and that devilish craft, writing a press release. An interesting site that could be especially useful for other theater companies.

My favorite posting is the one on fight choreography. I usually play the sweet thing on stage and have not yet attempted the fine art of kicking someone in the head. Everybody's got the right to their dream.