Peeking into the Process: And then we listen

Posted on May 11, 2013

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Aditi B. Kapil is currently in a week-long workshop here at Mixed Blood.

Unlike most week-long workshops, Aditi has decided to tackle THREE plays in one week. The plays, currently grouped as the Displaced Hindu Gods trilogy, will be presented this fall at Mixed Blood. Aditi has agreed to blog about the experiences. Check out Part 1,  Part 2, and Part 3. Here’s Part 4:

Day 5:

And that’s it. Hands off the laptop, done writing, tomorrow we hear all three.

For anyone keeping track, yesterday’s work on Shiv paid off. Confirming the horrible truth, that the answer is almost always to work harder. I wish the answer was something else, like sour candies, or singing along to Abba, but it’s not. It’s to work harder.

Not that I’d solved the whole thing this morning, mind you. But I was closer, and in listening to it I had a big fat epiphany, and in the end isn’t that pretty much what I’m always after? The next epiphany?

We’ll see tomorrow when we read all three of the plays in a row, for lovely people willing to spend their Saturday with us.

Bless director Risa Brainin and the cast of “Shiv” for sticking with me through all these rewrites.

Bless director Bruce Young and the cast of “The Chronicles of Kalki” for cracking me up, and for bringing comic books so I could vegg out and ignore y’all for the last hour of rehearsal.

Bless director Jeremy Cohen for donning his acting pants and joining me to read “Brahman/i, a one-hijra stand-up comedy show” tomorrow, that’s seriously above and beyond, and I love ya for it.

And the entire staff of Mixed Blood for the artistic space and time to be overwhelmed, lose my mind, and try to make some art.

Staged readings of the entire Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy will take place on Saturday, May 11th.

Staged readings of the entire Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy will take place on Saturday, May 11th.

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