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DATELINE: 9/15/2009

This is the post I was supposed to write Monday night… and didn’t.

So Tuesday during work…
Tuesday night…
Wednesday during work…

It’s already mostly in my head so I couldn’t figure out why I was holding up. It’s not like typing is all that taxing.

And it took Will texting me out of nowhere to put the universes’ point to it. Today City of Austin funding award letters arrived.

Despite the flawed grant application the City granted us 77% of our request which should, with better fiscal husbandry, give us enough of a leg up to get us through our modest season.

So let’s talk about what’s next shall we?

In our (nearly) three year association (happy almost anniversary Will) we’ve come upon a slight reputation toward the… depressing? Summed up… when I announced Orestes at work they didn’t ask what this one was about… they asked how many people died.

Which isn’t really fair…
Only one person died in Con Mis Manos. Sure 4 characters died in Elektra, but 2 were in flashback and 2 were offstage.There was only one death of consequence in Intermission and that was a given circumstance not a character death. People may have died in Transformations… but I think only one was actually confirmed… and that was performance art, not a narrative character piece (and if you left Transformations sad you brought that with you). One death in The Nina Variations and the 5 in Orestes.

The whole thing is overblown.

Regardless… it is time for Cambiare Productions to step up to the plate with something lighter. So we will be presenting an as yet untitled piece currently filed under:
Cambiare Productions: In Search of Childhood.
I repeat – that is NOT the title of the show.

We’d have to double our postcard budget.

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What’s it going to look like?
If you know us at all you know we only have the vaguest idea.

What it will entail in the process is a lot of personal storytelling. A deep metaphysical exploration of skinned knees and mud pies and imagination. Wrestling with puppies and finding Bear the Bear in the closet before bed.

No irony.
No meta adults-playing-kids-doing-adult-things.

For it to be True of course we need a broad range of experiences. Will and I are pretty smart, but we only managed to live two childhoods between us. So we’re going to need your help.

We’re going to be running essentially a scavenger hunt for childhood and we need all the grown up children we can find.

We need you and your friends and your Moms and Dada and Sisters and brothers to join us.
Instructions will come in this space and be easy to spread.
So let’s play.

First five gallons of bubbles are on me.

  • creative13

    Bubbles – you mentioned bubbles! I love bubbles. My childhood is not *normal* by any means (but really, whose is) but if you want to delve into it, its an open book. I don't think I ever want to grow-up fully. I still have my very first teddy bear.

  • meganreilly

    Person who died in Transformations = Amy Kersten?

  • meganreilly

    Also my childhood was severely impacted by David Bowie. Do you really want to dredge that up? 😉

  • First: zubbles.com

    Second: We want every brand of childhood. We'll have more specifics as we roll out the online component. It's going to be an awful lot of fun

  • Yes'm

  • Yes actually, though it wasn't on my list, people or characters have a PROFOUND impact on children – their fake heroes, their real heroes…

  • A scavenger hunt for childhood. That, is awesome.

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  • “A deep metaphysical exploration of skinned knees and mud pies and imagination. Wrestling with puppies and finding Bear the Bear in the closet before bed.

    No irony.
    No meta adults-playing-kids-doing-adult-things.”

    Oh snap! I'd like to think MilkMilkLemonade is both of those things. You say “irony” and “meta” like they're bad things.

  • Irony and Meta are only bad things if they're *all* you do 🙂

  • “A deep metaphysical exploration of skinned knees and mud pies and imagination. Wrestling with puppies and finding Bear the Bear in the closet before bed.

    No irony.
    No meta adults-playing-kids-doing-adult-things.”

    Oh snap! I'd like to think MilkMilkLemonade is both of those things. You say “irony” and “meta” like they're bad things.

  • Irony and Meta are only bad things if they're *all* you do 🙂