Eek! Sorry for this week’s post being late. It has been quite the busy week here at Art Thief Headquarters. We have been holding auditions for Homestead Theatre Project’s upcoming production of my show Empty Boxes. And I have been chained to my computer, pounding out the first draft of My Mother’s Daughters; which had its first reading this past Saturday.
On the upside, Empty Boxes has its callbacks confirmed with some wonderful options for each role and My Mother’s Daughters is in the mail for the SummerWorks submissions, so I can focus a little more on this blog.
Now, plunder for this week... well, this has actually been the hardest week for me to come up with something because my thoughts have been so focused elsewhere. In fact, as I sit here, I still have not titled this entry because I haven’t decided what it is about yet. All I know is that by the time Monday rolled around, I was exhausted!
Anyhoo, this might be a short entry, but I think my plunder for this week is something I am stealing from the people who auditioned for us on the weekend. One of the auditionees talked about another audition he did for a collective he was a part of; they were required to bring in an object for their audition and present a story that they created based on that object. His was a mason jar. As soon as he began talking about it, my mind started running overtime with various stories, ideas and things flashing through my head. I loved it.
This is what I’m stealing this week. I think I’m going to start using this idea as a writing exercise to keep those old creative juices flowing. Step One: Pick a random object. Step Two: Write a story about that object. Simple.