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Monthly Archives: May 2006


As we begin looking at William Blake, keep an eye out for stuff like this.

Casting Director

Nothing else I’ve proposed has cost me my posting privileges. Let’s see if this idea will. Here is my proposal for this particular exchange: 1. Propose a casting choice. You may choose anyone you like to play any role you like. TV, film, and stage are all acceptable. Players may include folks in this group, […]

The Word is the Murder of the Thing: putting names to stuff we’re already doing

Two excerpts from the GHP Lab Manual. They might have a contribution to make. I don’t know HTML and so can’t fix font issues; maybe they work themselves out. TOOLS: Making a move out of the frying pan: acts and in(ter)ventions When the group is working in the Clearing, anything can happen. Define anything? What […]

Monster Make-up blog

Max and Courtney are these two guys, see, and they got their hands on an old book, Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up, published in 1965, and they’re going through it and doing all the projects. It’s just too much fun! You can follow their efforts at I myself have them in my Sage RSS […]

Meeting, 5/18/06

We met in Nan & Billy’s basement. We decided to play with Marc’s Show/Recollect/Recapitulation model. First, Melissa told of an episode in her 1st grade, in which, as part of a school-wide thematic unit on Charlotte’s Web, the principal was to kiss a pig.

Telling the Truth: another dog

The first time Dale related his story, it prompted this: Another dog… It was summer and I was eight. I walked up the hill to my best friend Rusty’s house. It was late, late for summer. I know it was late because the image of a sunset will soon be crucial.

Improv fun

The group Improv Everywhere does some entertaining stuff. Some of their “missions” make me uncomfortable, skirting arrest as they sometimes do. But this one, Suicide Jumper, has a lot to admire.

Meeting, 5/11/06

[filed by Billy and Nan] Kim and Michael, Craig and his son Michael, Billy, Nan and William, all met tonight at our house. We had an active session of truth-telling and some general discussion on what the group is doing and has done (nothing new here). The floor is now open for discussion.

Playing in the Stream

In a recent e-mail I suggested that streams of comments often read like electric exchanges in a piece of dramatic poetry. This, I proferred, was a good thing. Such a good thing, I think, that I would like to take it a bit further: why not use our comment streams as opportunities to rehearse and […]

Meeting, 5/4/06

We met again in the basement room of the Newmans. We discussed Marc’s ideas about how our Telling the Truth exercises could be molded into a performance that would not be simply an evening of monologues. To wit: