On The Road
This past spring, I was asked to join a theater company in Los Angeles known as The Road.
I've never been a member of a theater company before. I wasn't sure quite what it would require of me. Time? Opportunities? Hard work? Fun?
I figured it would be a wonderful way to keep the creative juices flowing, force myself to sustain a sense of belonging in an artistic community (against my 'loner' self), and stay warm as an actor.
It was that simple because The Road is just about what Neil Gaiman would call...'making good art'.
I have never been more welcomed by a group of artistically fervent, hard working, good people.
So...first stop for me on the Road, a staged reading of a new play, Cooperstown, by Chicago playwright Brian Golden, directed by Darryl Johnson, this Tuesday at 8pm.
It's part of their annual Summer Playwrights Festival. I've been told it's a theater rave!
Two shows going on at the same time every night for a week (Aug. 5 - Aug. 12), live music and drinks in the back!
And as far as the play and the role I get to play..? We're all making good art.
(photos courtesy of the Road Theater Company, and Alexa Shoemaker)
Yours Truly -- Ann Hu