After all that agonizing, the staged reading of my 10 page piece at the Alumnae Theatre went well. There were about 8 plays, all very different, all based on a field trip to a Winners location. My one regret is forgetting my camera. These are low-lit cell phone pictures.
Molly Thom, the director/dramaturge (right side) who took on my piece, was generous with editing advice. She allowed me to do a rewrite on Friday since I was booked Thursday night. The finished script was distributed Saturday morning for rehearsal on Sunday at 12:00, right before the 2:00 reading. She took great care with the direction. I thought they did a great job, despite the fact that the male actor who was supposed to act in several pieces, stood us up.
Molly even encouraged me to come to the Alumnae writer's group. I know I don't really have time to join a second writing group with a completely different focus that Bloor West Writers but I can't resist either. The Alum is one of the most low-key, experimental, creative environments I've ever encountered.
Wednesday I'm going to attend my very first Playwrights Development Group meeting at the Alum. I'm thinking it'll be fun.