I’ve just finished version 4.1 of the Whitman Piece having worked on it for well over a year now. It’s amazing, frustrating, and downright weird how a script can evolve and evolve and evolve. Endlessly. You just run out of time, that’s all. That’s not entirely true. Progress is made. One does get to a point where things aren’t better, they’re just different, but I’m not there yet. Tomorrow we’ll talk through the script with Christopher (the Director) and the rest of the Touchstone Ensemble—Lisa and JP—and then I get one more hack at it before rehearsals begin in a week.
I’m pretty happy with it, right now, but I expect once it’s “inflated” into three dimensions, there’ll be any number of “leaks” that have to be fixed. We’ll see.