I realise that my last post was about the fallacy of idleness, and how I was pretty sure I was doing a whole bunch of stuff and wasn’t being idle at all. And then a friend of mine asked if I wanted to do a fringe show and I was like ‘sure! why not?’
On the one hand, some reasons why not are: I can’t really act, I don’t know when I’ll fit it in, I’ve never performed in a show, I may have to give up sleeping.
But on the other hand, I’ve never written and performed a show, and it’s been on my list of things to do for a while, so I said yes!
Melbourne Fringe season is in September, so we’ve got some time to get our shit together. We’ve already met up a few times got a bit of a story/structure happening, so that’s a great first step.
If it’s terrible then that’s okay, I did it and I had fun, and that’s the main thing. Hopefully it isn’t terrible, and we make back the money we put into it. And maybe we’ll even be inspired to go to Perth Fringe World and Adelaide Fringe next year. I’ve been looking at stuff on my Facebook feed from both of these festivals and even if we don’t take our show, maybe I’ll go anyway!
The friend who asked me has done shows for Fringe before, so she knows about things like performing in front of people, booking venues, registering and other important stuff. Which is nice! Hooray for people who have done things before.
I’ll be spruiking the show here closer to September. See you all there!