Wonderful opening night for 4.48 Psychosis last night – a full house of folks deeply touched and moved by the work. It’s a deep piece, let’s face it, it requires a bit of work and thought on the part of an audience member. I strongly encourage you to go and see it, it’s running til the 23rd. There’s some amazing artwork on display in the lobby, and live music – it’s an experience the moment you enter.
On that note – I love doing press kits. I love doing the little extra thing that ties into the work – like the fans for Awake in 2010, or the mini flash mob for the same show in 2013. The lobby display for Proud was set to resemble government files on each member of the creative team. Last night’s press kits were set up to resemble medical charts, complete with blue chart paper, tagged and labelled for each reviewer. My favourite part was the personalized prescription bottles for each of them, instructing them to “take two before 8 pm”. (They were rocket candies. I’m not drugging people pre or post show). Anyway – I like it.
Family Day on Monday which means a long weekend for most. I found a couple of interesting links on LinkedIn, and have forwarded them to a couple of folks who are working on similar ideas as I am. I think we spend a great deal of time figuring out manifestos and missions and user manuals for our orgs, but we don’t do ones for ourselves, and given that the people are what makes or breaks an organization. A vision statement about your business is one thing, self-knowledge in the form of a personal user manual is another. I think it’s possibly even more important to do one as a freelancer/contracter – you are your organization.
I don’t think for a minute this is a “weekend project” – but it’s nice to have a day or two to focus and get started.
I’m going to be working on these (for myself) in the next little while and thought I’d share the ideas with you.
There will be a Sunday Roundup, but no post on Monday. Have a great long weekend!