Friday, April 20, 2007

Art on Cardboard Show 04-13-07 - a photoset on Flickr

for those what didn't make it to the show Killian snapped some pics...

Art on Cardboard Show 04-13-07 - a photoset on Flickr

Thursday, April 19, 2007

365 days/365 plays

gonna be a fun show!
had final rehearsal tonight...
went great.
not just the usual suspect either -
check out the cast.

and, oh yeah,
music by The Defenestration Unit -
rockin' it two minutes at a time...
actually we'll start about 7:30 with
the dramatic action starting at 8:00
and then we'll play between each piece
and for a while at the end while folks mingle
and drink...
it's free, and it only last about an hour,
so you can still have a full evening of drinking
or dancing
or fishing
or whatever.

mildred's umbrella theater company

365 Days/365 Plays-
Suzan-Lori Parks

One Weekend Only:
April 20 and 21, 2007

Houston, TX: WHAT IS 365 DAYS/365 PLAYS?

On November 13, 2002 Suzan-Lori Parks got an idea to write a play a day for a year. She began that very day, finishing one year later. The resulting play cycle, called 365 Days/365Plays, is a daily meditation on an artistic life. Some plays are very short, less than a page. Others last forever.

Listen to the radio spot on KUHF

Over 700 theaters are producing the plays nationally. Including local groups such as Infernal Bridegroom Productions, NovaArts, HSPVA, Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre, and Strand Street Theatre.

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company is performing their 7 assigned plays, along with The Three Constants (short plays that all theatres in the festival may use), on April 20 and 21 at 8pm. The show is "Pay as You Like", meaning it is free to the public, although patrons are encouraged to make a small donation to the production. The performances will take place at Midtown Art Center, 3414 LaBranch at Holman.

For more information about this production, please visit Mildred's Umbrella's website at or call 832-418-0973.

For more information about the 365 days/365 plays festival in general, please visit the official website at

What: 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan Lori-Parks
Who: Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company
When: April 20 and 21, 2007

Featuring LIVE music by 'The Defenestration Unit'

Where: Midtown Art Center, 3414 LaBranch at Holman

How Much: Free, or pay as you like

Contact: or 832-418-0973

Come on by and check out MU and some of their freinds participate in a interesting weekend of short plays,


over all Production Manager/Dir:
Jennifer Decker

1) Accident-
Dir. by Jennifer Decker

Man- Ryan Kelly
Woman-Amy Warren
Waiter- Heidi Morgan
Band Leader- Mike Switzer

2) Less and Less
Dir. by Jennifer Decker
Man- John Wind

3) Project Ulysees
Film by Paul Locklear
Cast- BLP

4) Kinder Lehrnen Deutsch
dir by- Eric Doss
Man- Alan Hall
Woman- Patricia Duran

5) The Jesus Rose

Masha- Christie Guidry
Donotalo- Mike Switzer
Max- Bob Morgan
Clara- Carole Kelly
Stranger- David Anderson

6) Litter of Discontent-
dir. by Rob Baker

Man- Dave Harlan
Woman- Kelly Manison
Guard- Troy Schulz
Happy Woman- Brandy Robichau
Happy Man- Richard Lyders

7) Monster’s Mother
dir. - John Harvey
Mother 1- All Stephen Foulard
Mother 2,Chorus of Woodsmen,Servant 1,Servant 2

8) Constant 1- Remember who you are
Someone- Liz Seabolt
Someone Else- Karen Schlag

9) Constant 2-
Action in Inaction-Anne Zimmerman

Monday, April 16, 2007


two whiskeys
cost the same as two of my meals
(or one good one)

not drinking
at home alone tonight
instead drinking
at the bar alone tonight

the wild ones
have all left town
there is no #
no point in picking up the phone
nobody to answer, "Where?"
when I say, "Drink?"
so there I am
whiskey in my hand
The Pillowman

that cheered me up.

then I work on lines -
act II - The Lower Depths
"In the old days, old man,
before my organism was poisoned with alcohol..."

None of these things
the whiskey
The Pillowman
The Lower Depths
distract me from the real

the one who ended up sleeping
in my bed one drunk night
(i emphasize sleeping)
the one i think about
asking to marry me
once a week or so
the one who escaped by marriage
and all the married ones I haven't met yet...

and the fact that I'm drinking,
as I'll be sleeping,