Little Darlings, It’s been a long cold lonely summer of Theater with no blog posts! How have we survived without thee?
Well, there’s been Facebook, there’s been Twitter, there’s been vacation, and there’s been tons of activity without the concomitant documentation; such was the success of Golda’s Balcony, Freud’s Last Session, and The Prostate Dialogues; three marvelous shows that did amazing things for our theater — for two of our festivals (Voices From a Changing Middle East with Golda, and Locally Grown: Community Supported Art for Prostate, together with four wonderful new works by local writers who got their props on facebook, e-blasts, and elsewhere over the internets but not here, alas). The critical, popular and financial success of Golda and Freud’s allowed us to end with another hugely successful season in the black; we closed happy and strong and more popular than ever. That’s a helluva way to pick up the thread of our blog narrative after the close of The Admission (see previous posting), one of our most controversial, artistically satisfying, critically hailed, and endlessly debated projects. We’ve gone from strength to strength to strength to strength in 2014 and we’re gearing up for more with the opening of Yentl this week.
How to account for almost 5 months of quiet on this blog? Let’s let you be the psychotherapist; the detective; the arm-chair observer wondering how this most prolix and self-disclosing of theater companies could be so quiet for so long? And what does it mean that we’re back? Free to express, and promote, and to share and have conversation with an audience and a readership—one that we’ve neglected; a communication we’ve left unattended to. Let us fill in the blanks and say that the silence speaks, but the works on stage speak more; the season announcement speaks volumes; how we got to that season announcement—what’s in and what’s out; the drama of selection and approval and budgeting, all in the midst of a producing frenzy seeing us close out a season of some 235 performances in one campaign (no, we won’t see the likes of a 9 production season like that again — 9 shows on a singular stage — playing to more people at the DCJCC than ever before) — it was an awful lot to produce; a lot to host; and the great success of the plays begot more work elsewhere; more showings in other venues; stuff that was difficult to keep up with on the blog and then the auditions, over 500 audition slots filled over the course of these last 4 months to bring you one of the most exciting assemblages of actors ever! Have you see this poster of our casting? Let’s let this announcement below of our superstar talent be the final testament here for our summer of quieter communication…. WE WERE BUSY HIRING GLORIOUS ARTISTS!!!!