What is my process?
I’ve spent a lot of time in grad school thinking about this question and I’m sure I’ll continue to. I thought it would be neat and/or fun to track my process as I work on a piece. So yeah… Here we go.
A few weeks ago I signed up again to perform at the Baltimore Puppet Slamwich. So it seems kinda backwards, but getting a gig or opportunity is usually the first step for me. I need the pressure! I don’t know what my deal is. Yes, I can casually create, but to really get it up artistically I need a deadline looming. It’s rarely negative though, which is nice.
So…. Next up. What the hell am I doing? It’s a delightfully terrifying moment. The idea free fall. Anything is possible. All options are open. Too many choices. I love it! It’s the opposite of writer’s block. For the slam I’m thinking about doing something with paper, doing something abstract, doing something meta-theatrical, and doing something humorous. I don’t know what any of those mean specifically for this piece, but they are things I’m curious about intersecting with puppetry and each other in this moment.
That’s where we are. I know I know I know. I need to make some choices, find a structure, get it on its feet, start making a piece instead of thinking a piece. I will. Eventually, I will. Wish me luck.