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The Day After Opening

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2011 by Emerald City Scene

Okay, I know, I haven’t updated in a long time. But let’s start that commitment back up!

So last night we opened our latest, the World Premiere of “No Snowflake in an Avalanche” written & directed by Nathaniel Porter!

The show went well, and we’re looking at a very full house tonight. Hope you can make it! The show is something we’re really proud of!

Speaking of, we’ve also cast our next show, “The Woodsman,” by Steven Fechter, directed by Danielle Franich! Guess who is in it? Our very own Production Manager, Jenna Schmidt! Can’t wait.

Anyway, til next time!

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the rimshots of dots, the brushes of dashes

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2010 by Emerald City Scene

Well, It’s been too long, blog, since we’ve updated. Here are we, gearing up for “Five Gold Rings!”

It’s happened, I’ve already noticed it happening, I’m beginning to think and talk in the language of the play! That always happens, but with Joanna Laurens, its a little bit more noticeable….for example:

Simon, Daniel.
I worked in the telegraph office at your age.
The rimshots of dots,
the brushes of dashes,
the pulsings and beatings
of shared private feelings
passing stopstart.

I’ve mostly managed to keep it to my thoughts, and not actual speech…but here and there the phrases jump out.

So! First week of rehearsal is finished and we’ve worked through the awkwardness of the first few days, and we’re making progress through blocking and character work.

Our cast is incredible. David Carlson, Solomon Davis, Adrienne Littleton, Kelli Mohrbacher, and Jesse Parce!

Just a little update, hopefully now I will get in here more often to give you updates on the rehearsal process!

For now, goodbye,
Nathaniel

Opening Night Was Awesome!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2009 by Emerald City Scene

Everything went without a hitch! Except for the parking in Belltown, we had to delay the show a little bit for some folks to get there, but other than that! Everyone really enjoyed the show. We had family, friends, strangers, theatre-folk and non-theatre-folk. And everyone seemed to really enjoy it. The laughs hit when they were supposed to hit, the deeper moments felt deeply deep….It was great. Congratulations to the actors & designers and everyone who made this show possible!!

It feels very good to have ECS back. Thank you all for supporting. And please come out and see Fiction!

Nathaniel

Take Another Step…You’re Almost There!

Posted in fiction, Productions, Uncategorized with tags , , on October 6, 2009 by Emerald City Scene

Three rehearsals left!!!! THREE! And then what? We open! Nervous? Of course. Excited? Absolutely.

Tech last week went well. We finished up on Friday with running the show with lights & sound. Everything is looking great. A few things to tweak tomorrow night, but we have ourselves a show here!

Postcard are being handed out. New Website is Up! http://www.emeraldcityscene.org !!! Things are really in motion here.

It’s time to solidify the tattoo. I’m wanting to have it for Opening, but that means getting it done on Friday…which means I may have a bloody tattoo at opening, which isn’t really what I want…
I’m leaning towards the lyrics of the Mountain Goats “As In A Mirror Dimly” from the song Love, Love, Love. It’s a great song, I like the lyrics, and it fits my idea of this show. The idea of seeing a reflection of yourself somewhere in something else, but seeing it dimly, not at all clear.

Anyway, for you, a different Mountain Goats song:

See you this weekend!
Nathaniel

It all comes out sounding like a bad nature show

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 1, 2009 by Emerald City Scene

Day 1. The Freehold Theatre.

We had our very first Tech last night for “Fiction” and I’m loving seeing this show with this set and these lights. The show was good in an ugly rehearsal room with ugly rehearsal set pieces and ugly overhead lights. Now the awesome designers are pulling together everything they’ve been working on and it’s all blending together to make an awesome show!

Of course, one cannot ignore the stress of tech. I think one of the reasons I don’t want to ever act again is because of tech. I love working on tech as a director, or designer, or production manager. But as an actor, you don’t get to really even do anything… Anyway, it sucks and its boring but at least you’re not climbing ladders and touching hot hot lights or dying costumes….right?

Today is Stage Manager Jake Farley’s Birthday! And he has to do tech all night. That’s how awesome he is. After, however, the celebrations will begin! I’m highly looking forward to it.

On a side note…did you get your tickets to the show yet? And opening night? https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/82772

Nathaniel

Well They’ve Called My Bluff!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on September 29, 2009 by Emerald City Scene

Tech begins TOMORROW NIGHT!!! Last Night was the final production meeting with the designers before Tech. Everything is coming together! Lights are hung, costumes being fitted, props are purchased, set is set. Tonight is the last night of just plain old rehearsal. It’s going to be a good one. The energy is going to be flaring.

As the weather cools down, I get more and more excited about theatre. Sure, I like shows in the summer…but it’s a lot harder to connect with something deeper when all you want to do is go to the beach or drive with the windows down. Now that the winds get chillier and the rain starts falling, there’s no better place to escape than a theatre with a room full of people and a compelling story on stage being shared.

For anyone who is interested in theatre & especially new plays, I encourage you to check out “Roman Candles in Wonderland,” by Jim Moran, a reading of a new play being presented by Theat(er/re) on Sunday Oct 4th at ACT Theatre, 7:30 PM. A lot of good friends of mine and ECS are involved in the reading and it should be a great time and great way to celebrate fresh new writing in Seattle.

Oh yeah, and remember, “Fiction” opens in just a week and a half!! Get your tickets for Opening Night now! There will be a little celebration reception following the show with drinks, snacks, family & friends!

Nathaniel!

2 weeks to live

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 25, 2009 by Emerald City Scene

Well…we’re there.  Two weeks away from Opening Night!

The nervousness is setting in.  Tonight, I’ll have all the designers at rehearsal.  Only a few left before we go into tech!  Made some progress with some things last night.  A few of the things that we were really having a lot of trouble with we nailed down into something that we can now move forward with.

Every day, all I listen to is The Mountain Goats, who are providing the soundtrack for this show.  These songs, the way that man sings these songs…

Since I get a tattoo for every play that I direct, I’ve decided that the one from “Fiction” will actually be Mountain Goats lyrics.  I’m torn between “Ready For The Future” and “As In A Mirror Dimly”….

I guess I have to decide soon!  I want it for Opening Night!

Ok. Now to kill a few hours before rehearsal…

hasta luego

Nathaniel