Very nice turn out at the Alcazar tonight, a nice mix of residents, friends and family, theater people and vampire freaks. Does the show work? I think it does. The nicest thing an audience member said following the performance was, "I was surprised more people didn't come out for curtain call."
The director enjoys the performance from afar.
My little girl aged seven, was in attendance. I am looking forward to talking to her about it, during the performance I had enough self-awareness to think, "Ew. Is that line going to bend her mind?"
Most of the time, however, there was not, in fact, time for such reflection. I think there is a brief moment during the first arc where I stand stood still for a few seconds backstage thinking, "Really? Shouldn't I be putting something on/taking something off/hitting a sound cue/wiping something up?" Other than that I was mostly doing one of those things at all times, and so was everyone else.
It took five of us forty minutes to get everything out of the space. What the hell will three of us do tomorrow? But it does pack up nicely.
And holy crap! Turkish playwright Ozen Yula was in attendance to see the opening night of my show! Yeah. I think that went all right.