Last night was the first staged reading of my currently-in-progress full length commission The Secret Rulers of the World Go To Camp. Here’s the blurb:
An investigative podcaster obsessed with Bohemian Grove finds a way into the annual encampment of the most powerful men in the world. Will he discover the vast global conspiracy he’s always imagined, or is Bohemian Grove just a place for rich men to drink, swim and put on drag-filled adaptations of lesser Shaw plays?
Directed by Barbara Oliver and, remarkably, the stage directions were read by Julia Brothers! Which means the stage directions were very, very well-acted.
It went the way a good first reading should go: laughs at the parts that are supposed to be funny, silence at the parts that I suspected needed to be cut, overall good comments at the talkback, and a few occurrences of the word “promising.” It’s always nice when you end up excited to get into the rewrites, rather than searching for a drawer to toss the script into.
I snapped a photo at the rehearsal but I don’t think Equity rules allow me to post it, so here is a photo of my cat: