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still at the bloody theatre

it’s about 9:45pm now.  we arrived at 12:30 to perfrom at 1:30, then we at nachos at the cafe/bar here at the traverse and then we saw a play here called “Pornography” (about the bombings on 7-7) and now we’re back for a 10pm showing of Daniel Kitson’s piece “66a Church Street”.  so that means […]

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First family visit

The TEAM has been blessed with families whose support remains unparalleled.  Financial, sure.  But much, much more, there is a spiritual, emotional…LOVE.  Truly, we are loved. These are pictures of my theatre family with my blood family.  So much love.  And so much food. My dad and grandpa Herbie fly home tomorrow, and my mom […]

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i love edinburgh because…

the whole city smells like a baked potato ( especially at night ) the festival is off to a great start. our flat is huge, real world style.  nick, jake and jake sit at the long table cutting out pieces of the cathedral model and patiently glueing them together. frank, also patient, teaches me guitar. […]

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WE GOT 5 STARS!! and hiked Arthur’s Seat

Well, okay, all of us got 5 stars from the Scotsman, which is the paper that awards the Fringe First – but NOT all of us did the morn hike. The seat was beautiful, but I think far more excting was the 5-star review from Joyce McMillan, the head reviewer for the Scotsman.  She has […]

Hi MOM

Mom if you are checking this BLOG.  I love you and I am alive and safe in Edinburgh…I miss you and wish you could come see the chaotic beautiful madness of the festival. We are meeting new friends and colliding with old ones…performing our blood, sweat, and tears…and eating plates and plates of nachos…

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Cavalcade day in Edinburgh!

the walk to the theatre was made extra special (long) today as it is the annual cavalcade with (according to them) 175,000 people watching marchers from different Fringe shows, Scottish organizations – including a group from Falun Dafa that had people meditating inside a gigantic chrysanthemum – and of course the BAGPIPERS.  Libby and I […]

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Ha…helping sales of GWTW

So one of the head producers at the Traverse just came over to our table in the cafe and apparently already several audience members have asked if the theatre was selling the book, as they now wanted to read it.  So the legend of Gone with the Wind carries on… -RC

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Officially opened!

So yesterday we had our official press opening, which in Edinburgh means a huge audience filled primarily with intelligent and intimidatingly stone-faced journalists taking notes during the show.  There was definitely audible response, tho not laughter quite on the scale with our first preview.  But this is to be expected.  Now we’re just in the […]

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From us in Edinburgh!

So today is the big TECH day.  Our first year in Edinburgh we got exactly 4 hours to tech a C Venues, including our get-in and get-out time (i.e. lugging our set, video, lights focus, etc. etc.).  Nightmare of unfinishedness.  In ’06 and now being at the fancy Traverse we get a whopping 8 hours […]

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The LIST Features The TEAM

Check out the TEAM’s first feature of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe: a beautiful interview between Artistic Director Rachel Chavkin, Performer Frank Boyd, and Associate Director Davey Anderson. Fringe favourites The TEAM return to Edinburgh with a reimagining of Margaret Mitchell’s iconic Southern drama. Kirstin Innes caught up with them to discuss everything from Barack Obama […]