Give Me Back – 3-day workshop
So, there’s this play I’ve been working on. I’ve been working on it since late 2004. It is, shall we say, a slow burn of a play.
It’s about schizophrenia. This is an incredibly personal subject for me, and the play has been through a lot of drafts (I would give you a number, but I actually can’t anymore… lots and lots) since 2004. And because the subject is so delicate, I am very concerned about getting it “right.”
I am also very concerned about making sure that everyone gets paid. There are a lot of things that I have done for no money and will continue to do for no money, but I have pulled some of the best, most amazing artists in St. John’s in on this project and I am very intent on paying everyone for their time. And funding is… well, funding is an uphill battle. So at last, we are doing a final, three-day workshop, and at the end of it, there will be a one-draft-away-from-the-last-draft script, a storyboard for the film component, a hint of the musical themes, and a staged reading with actors. Where everyone gets paid.
Thanks to the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council for helping to make this happen.