January 13th, 2010

Sea dragon

Your life in 100 words

Last night I read about this contest the Evening Standard is running in conjunction with the Soho Theater and its production of "A Life in Three Acts" (with Bette Bourne and Mark Ravenhill). Basically you write your life up in one of a variety of formats, then have it life performed on stage. (It says you pick an actor of your choice, but seriously, I don't think Nick Garrison or Alan Cumming are likely to play me no matter how hard I ask.)

[Out of curiosity, what actress should play me? What actor/actress should play you?]

In addition, the play itself sounds really interesting. I'd never heard of "Bette Bourne, Soho legend and pioneer of gay theatre," but I want to find out, and to make it sweeter, the night they're showing the play written by the audience (10th February), they've got £5 tickets. I just booked mine (call the Soho Theatre box office - 0207 478 0100 - and ask for the "Evening Standard." Limit of 2 tickets per booking) - what a deal. (For more info, see the an article about it in the paper.)

I know not all of you can enter this contest, but I am fascinated and will be doing it. (Here's the link if you want to see it on the website.) I think a lot of you might find it fun to do just for the heck of it.Collapse )

Anyway, if any of you are inspired to enter the contest, or maybe want to see the play (it's really a steal), please let me know. I'd like to see what you write and I'd like to see you at the show.