Hello blogosphere! I'm quasi reporting - live from the Wilshire Ebell Theater in LA- for the 2nd Annual Hollywood Rush!
Fly by the Seat of Your Pants - is the phrase that describes what is going on right now. The writers were locked away in the dungeon...okay, in a hotel, but still, last night from 8pm until 8am this morning. Truth be told, I'm really jealous of them. To me, this is like, ultimate dorky - I wish I was one of them - writer camp. Our five writers included Chad Hodge, creator and writer of the Playboy Club, Gloria Calderone, writer for Rules of Engagement and How I Met Your Mother (aka my hero) and Dave Holstein the writer for Weeds. Sequestered, jury style, they created all of the plays that are being performed tonight. There was also a twist... since it is the Year of the Dragon and we are supporting the Baby Dragon Fund - we added some dragon lyrics to use, just for good measure. As if creating a play that's good in twelve hours after you've had a full day of work wasn't stressful enough.
Directors got their scripts at 8am and met with their casts. These table reads were nut balls. Seriously. There was no time for anyone to be shy. There was no back story to the characters so consider, it was all creating on the fly. There has been singing, booty dancing, girl on girl make outs and maybe some alien sex. This is not your mothers theater kids.
We've all been going non stop - feeling exhausted but luckily there is a Redbull sponsor inovled. I may be red bull high by the end of this.
I'll update you later!! With pictures and fun tales of crazy Baby Dragons that are running wild tonight!