Tuesday, October 10, 2006
That Peter would ...ck anything!
I was telling Flood (at Flashflood) that when you have something good going and tell everyone about it, the little deivil on your shoulder is going to give your one hell of a case of bursitis.
Happens all the time...You get a go-ahead on a story, you send it out and wham! rejection.
(I know for sure Jaye Wells and I should hang around together--certainly happens to me a lot, more often than i care to tell).
So when I got a mental block over a theatre script, I decided, hell, screw the format, why not write a book and let the director or script assistant figure it out for themselves.
I got part of this advice from Vance Packard (is he still alive?). Don't write a script: Write a book.
So instead of writing a play from scratch, I realized I already had a three-act-er in my "Fire In Bradford".
Hell, half the play can be narrated by good old "Guidebook", as in "Under Milkwood" and the use of real place names here in Central Ontario might just do it. If the folks can recognize their favourite watering holes, restaurants, opium dens--then I wold be halway there. Local colour, I say.
I sent it to my local member of pariiament (congresswoman) and she said, yeah, if it feel right, do it. I'll send you a note you can send in as an early review.
My MP is known as something of a star-***cker, from highly placed cabinet ministers to not too talented hockey players--my kind of chick!
"Gotta watch that Peter MacKay," says famed comedian Norm McDonald. "That man would f...ck anything, even
Mr. Irwin's crocodile." The reference was really to Madamme Condoleeza Rice, after rumours had sprung up that Mr. MacKay and she may have had a dalliance.
But my MP has lately been known for dating hockey players. Here's hoping she gets it on for a budding playwright.
......I know nothing about plays, neither does Flood, but, as babes in the woods, we are willing to try anything.At least I am.
I would gladly sell my not- altogether -athletic body ('Pot very happy,' says the I-Ching) for a play produced.
I am courting you, Belinda!
So all right.
I'm bragging before anything happens, and that will get that little devil active with his trusty little pitchfork.
For ....ck's sake!