Wednesday at 8:27pm Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh was abducted by a giant slow loris. Brandon Langeland was named as the interim Festival director. His first order of business was to conduct a Town Hall discussion and vote on whether or not Chewbacca's belching should initiate a ban on extra-terrestrial beings being allowed into Alpha Dining Hall. There was a unanimous acceptance of aliens, belching or not, and that kicked off a rousing hour of comedy improv, followed by enacted prayer and improvised worship which ran without pause until midnight.
Dr. Kavanaugh made his escape from the slow loris by tickling it on its sides.
We just wrapped week one at MasterWorks, and what a great group of actors! We have half of Cyrano de Bergerac blocked, honors recital audition prep is coming along, and we are on the eve of the arrival of our first master class artist, Curt Cloninger, the first actor I ever saw doing a one-man play. Woo hoo! Life is good!
Yesterday we had a Skype call with a MasterWorks alum, Irene Kao. She stayed up late to speak in our first class of the day. She's training in Melbourne, Australia, at their National Institute of Dramatic Art, where Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe trained.
For our full lineup go to itinerary.richdrama.com.
You've been a huge inspiration, Dad! Have a wonderful Father's Day.
We'll perform the piece during the MasterWorks Festival on June 30 at 3:30pm in McLain Auditorium.
Terry and I will also perform an excerpt on the faculty recital next Sunday night.
My friend and fellow MasterWorks (http://MasterWorksFestival.org) faculty member Matt Morris performed in Gammage Hall on the amazing campus of the Arizona State Sun Devils. I'll perform Paradise Lost (http://RichDrama.com/ParadiseLost) tomorrow in a different building as a part of the same International Double Reed Conference.
Gammage Hall was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a group in Bangkok, but they never built it. ASU, one of the three largest universities in the US with about 60,000 students, bought the plans after Wright's death.
I just arrived at the University of Arizona in Tempe, AZ, to perform Paradise Lost (http://RichDrama.com/ParadiseLost). My cab driver was from Iraq, so I practiced a few Arabic phrases I picked up a couple of weeks ago in Jordan. He paid for his girlfriend to visit Jordan where she is currently exploring where Jesus walked. She was surprised he would do that since he's Muslim, but I think he's not far from the Kingdom.