It’s been a long time but here I am, back for Northwest Playwright’s Alliance Double Shot Festival for the third time. In case you don’t know, Double Shot is an overnight festival of new plays. The team will write, cast, rehearse, and perform a bevy of new ten minutes plays in just 24 hours. And, BONUS, this year’s festival features all-women. The shows are tomorrow night at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in Tacoma, Washington.
The last couple of times I’ve done this festival, it’s been a blast. This year is a little bit different as I am currently across the country in NYC so I won’t be able to see the work but I am stupidly happy to be included in this group of talented women.
I’ve gotten my writing routine fine tuned for this festival. Meaning, of course, that Double Shot is also an exercise in how well I procrastinate. Hint: I procrastinate very well. (I am writing a blog as you read this.) But as long as my script goes by morning…it’s some semblance of a success. Here are some proven procrastination methods:
– eating junk food (there will be pizza)
– sending unrelated emails
– completing a submission to another thing (actually, I do have to do that)
– cleaning my room
– talking to my roommates
The list goes on. You get the picture.
And actually, this year’s theme is loose and/or sort of non-existent. It’ll be a grab bag! And since I love to draw inspiration from all sources I have started by asking my cast a few questions. Those questions are:
– What is something wonderful or funny or inspiring or weird or creepy or gross or unusual that you have read?
– What is your favorite song of the moment?
– What is your favorite art piece?
There’s no guarantees that any of the answers the cast gives me will end up in the script but they certainly will help shape it. And once I receive those answers, I’ll really get down to brass tacks.
Break legs to all my fellow Double Shot-ers!
And check back through the evening for more blog posts (to see if I’m still procrastinating).