What a ride. We had wonderful, receptive audiences, a ferociously talented cast, and the best , right director for this piece. I'd say we had a successful piece of theater on our hands, and we achieved what I'd hoped to: theater that made people think, and made them feel. Our photographer, Ben, gave us beautiful, beautiful production stills. Our friends steeped in to house manage. Our designers gave us set and lighting better than I ever imagined. My favorite part of this (very) stressful process: every night before opening the house up to the audience, all the actors would gather onstage simply to hang out with each other. That's pretty freaking great.
I'm currently looking at theaters in Chicago because...we're taking Greasemonkey to Chicago. After a great and productive post-mortem with Stephen a week later (couldn't wait), the changes we each brought to the table were mutually agreed on, and I am so grateful and excited to put these changes into play. They truly do strengthen the script, and though it resulted in the cutting of a beloved character, a better story is coming out of it.
I'm assembling more folks for the production team and count myself lucky to have these guys on board. I'll be in Chicago for a week in June, and will be pounding the pavement visiting prospective venues for Greasemonkey, and likely eating copious amounts of food with my best friend. Will keep you posted, and be on the lookout for our Fall indiegogo campaign.