Monday, June 21, 2010

Blogging Bloodworks: Saleh Edition


Once upon a time, I wrote all of my plays to Do Make Say Think. The songs are a perfect mix of inspiring and easy to ignore. Also, the band name is totally encouraging. If you put "it" and an exclamation point! after every word it's like you have your own little cheering section every time you look at your itunes: Do it! Make it! Say it! Think it!

But I have matured. I have evolved. And I have found that spending hours compiling a playlist to write to for each new play based on what the characters in said play would listen to and/or the overall theme of the play, is a really great way to procrastinate. It's also a great excuse to download songs that your dedication to liking only obscure indie music and mainstream hip hop would not otherwise allow you to download.

Warning: if this sounds like a good idea, beware of shuffle if you want to maintain your indie cred in front of your roommates/friends/boyfriend.

At the end of this post is the playlist I created for my Bloodworks piece "Where Dreams Come True". Some of these have something to do with the play. Some of these have something to do with my ideas of the characters. And one of them has nothing to do with either. I just wanted an excuse to download it.

So if my ridculously talented EST all-star cast (Julie Leedes, Polly Lee, Paco Tolson, Cathy Curtin), my superstar director (Kel Haney), and my intriguing teaser ("Emma and Julie used to be best friends. Then Emma moved to New York and got boring andJulie moved to Orlando and got crazy. Tonight they reunite. Along with a bag of weed, a coupleof guns and some unwanted guests...”) don’t make you want to come hear this play, maybeknowing that I wrote it to the following tunes, and that you might hear a song or two from this very playlist before or after the show, will:

1. Cotton Eyed Joe (Bob Wills
2. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
3. Hanging on the Telephone (Blondie)
4. Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks)
5. Walk on the Wild Side (Lou Reed)
6. I Got a Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
7. Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan)
8. Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
9. You Don't Send Me (Belle and Sebastian)
10. I Will Remember You (Sarah McLachlan)
In Conclusion: Come see my play.
Wednesday June 21, 2010 at 7pm
Shaeberle Studio Theatre at Pace University, 41 Park Row, 10th Floor

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