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I found another reivew! Yes ANOTHER ONE!!!!

That means we've had 4 of them. The first one that came out early in the season was very favourable. The next two that came out 3/4 of the way through the season were not so favourable.... I have vented to the cast about these, and they've vented back. And the nature of the feedback from these reviews didn't upset me too much because they illustrated a degree of success in what I was trying to present with the production.

Then today I just happened accross another one that was very favourable indeed! So I was a shade chuffed.

It's not online, it's a print review only (as far as I can tell) and it's in this weeks edition of 'Inpress' - so if you've got the chance and the time have a squiz, we're on page 74.

Select quotes:

'I expected to have to work harder and laugh less'

'The performances are just right, out there and masterful'

'tight pacing means wordiness is nicely balanced with action'

'with this production of the oldest of plays you do get surprises.'

So - I've said it already, but well done everyone!
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I spoke on JoyFM last night. And unlike my previous radio jaunts I didn't suck! I'm very proud. However I had a lot less time than I thought I would, and spent a lot of time talking about war and politics and the process of translating a play like Lysistrata. But I didn't mention the bawdy aspect of the show, which made me sad. I didn't work a penis into the radio interview :( (he he he). However I only had 1 grab in which to talk to people - so that was good. We also got a plug out of it (I think - I mean the guy took down details of the show) I didn't stick around to listen so that's good too. Hopefully people who listen to JoyFM at 11pm on a Sunday night will now come to see the show!

Anyway yeah - I've clearly gained enough experience to be a level 2 radio Noob.

In other news - NIGHT OFF TONIGHT! Well not really, meeting my sister to try and get a photo/publicity grab into MX :).

Once that's done - I think I have to say 'I've done as much publicity whoring as I can - I've gotta stand back and let the show run its course'.

Yay!
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Last post obsolete - for some reason it didn't post before I left.

Tonight was teh awesome wonderfully proud.

Well done all.

Oh and Happy Birthday to me!
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I just heard Bella Union's ad for Fringe@Trades on the radio! And we're in it!! It's true!!!

Yay!

Omniprop is on the radio!

Now we just have to make it, well, good....

www.omniprop.org for info (there's more of it now) and www.melbournefringe.com.au for tickets!
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I've saved the plug on LJ till last!!!!



Men.
Simple. Violent. War-Mongers.
Still someone's got to take care of them. Keep them safe.
From themselves....
Oh sure, they're hot for blood. They might be hotter for something else though.
The men of Athens are about to learn a (rock) hard lesson.

First performed in 411 BC Omniprop presents a new rendition of Aristophanes' bawdiest comedy about war, sex, penises and priapism.

It all starts next Thursday (preview Wednesday) as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

After a range of dramas (ba-dum-tish!), a few major setbacks, some dilemmas, blood, sweat, tears and general hard work it's on.

It's been 8-9 months in the making (including yours truly's translating time), it's come together and due to the work of a marvelous cast and dedicated crew it's going to rock socks.

It's a great moment for the company. 6 Years ago, sans funding, sans theatre space and sans rehearsal time we threw together a performance of this 2400 year old story. That performance is what started the ball rolling. So here we are in 2008 - 6 full scale performances under our belt, hours and hours of work and a passion for this ancient material that just won't wane - about to bring it to life in 2008.

It's contemporary, it's cutting and it's just plain dirty. It's the men. You see... they've got these... Oh hang on. I won't spoil it.

Hope to see you there! Bookings being taken at www.melbournefringe.com.au - or 9660 9666.
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When I registered Lysistrata for the Fringe Festival, I took the time to fill out an application for 'Outside Eye' - a mentoring program where you can get 8 hours consultancy with an industry professional, master classes, and 'research time' in a venue in the Arts Centre.

Today I find out I got it! And I don't know why! But I don't care!

Yay!.

It's rolling. Poster shots tomorrow night, auditions in about 3 weeks (or so - don't worry, you'll all know when I have a date set).

Now I just have to do more translation (900 lines in).

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