First off I’d like to welcome you to the Nothing Without a Company Blog. Nothing Without a Company is NWaC, which can be pronounced N-W-A-C or N-Whack. If you’re reading this, you probably know who we are, but just in case you don’t, we are a collective of people who want nothing more than to bring site-specific theatre to the great city of Chicago. That being said, let’s bring you up to speed on what’s happening in the world of NWaC.
Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company puts up a 72 hour fest called Abbie Fest. This is their twenty second year and we are proud to be involved. Abbie Fest XXII August 20-22 2010. NWaC’s bit called Gaming will be on Sunday the 22nd at noon. Check out www. MaryArrchie.com for more information.
Gaming: The Role-playing Musical is a lighthearted, comedy (inspired by Dungeons and Dragons) that follows a collective of gamers into the world they play in. This show explores the idea of acceptance and self-esteem through a challenging fantasy tale. The group of gamers deals with theories of relationships while the game is concerned with reclaiming a stolen monarchy.
During Abbie Fest XXII, NWaC will be putting up a “sneak-peak” of Gaming. This means that you, as the audience, will be able to see the best of the best. In actuality this means that, I, as writer, could only workshop this amount of script in about one month. There will be a plethora of songs and numerous jokes that I think are hilarious. We have a cast of fourteen individualistic people, a crew of 4, and a support team of many more. Even though this sounds like a gigantic production keep in mind that this begun and continues as a workshop.
Here are the updates on everything Gaming. I was on vacation for a month, during that time I accomplished squat. A week and a half after getting back I turned in my final draft for Abbie Fest XXII. This draft is 42 pages. Two days ago I changed the title from D&DM to Gaming: The Role-playing Musical. Two days ago I began looking for a cover artist for the book, music book, and posters. Tomorrow is our first rehearsal. Tomorrow I meet with a prospective composer. Tomorrow is a big day for all involved. I am nervous, excited, humbled, and beside myself. I feel as though my brain had been removed from my body and I am walking around in a complete daze, that could also be from just waking up.
So that’s my update on NWaC, specificity Gaming for Abbie Fest XXII. NWaC is sure to bring you loads of entertainment in the future. Thank you for reading as it’s been a pleasure to write to you. More fun to come!!!