Sunday, April 24, 2005

I'm running the audio for Electricidad at the Mark Taper Forum in LA right now, so I have to type quietly. This play is a Latino version of Electra by Sophocles, and it's amazing how the 2400 year old play holds up. The whole revenge over my Dad thing is so Bush.

Meanwhile, halfway across the country, the American Taliban, led by James Dobson, are busy with another step toward creating an Evangelical Theocracy in this country.
"If there was a God, I wouldn't be making government cheese quesadillas." -- Electricidad's Grandmother.
The next play here will be Gordon Davidson's last, and it's called Stuff Happens, the story of the Bush Administration's selling of the war in Iraq. It's based on the Rumsfeld quote:
"Stuff happens!…And it’s untidy, and freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things." -- Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense, April 11, 2003, when asked to comment on the widespread looting of Baghdad.
I will be setting up the projection for the show, starting production in mid May, assuming they decide to use it, and I will be the soundman for a few weeks, while Jeff, the head soundman, takes his vacation. You will be hearing about it here.

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