Okay, maybe not that extreme. But after insight from our dramaturg and a few creative pow-wows with director, Chad Larabee, and composer, Aaron McAllister, we have a pretty different structure and a couple of new songs. Case in point: I have written a new Act Two opener called BREAKTHROUGH. We wrap up Act One with MELTDOWN in which Kitty, you guessed it, melts down while being serenaded by Homeless Man and Woman. In BREAKTHROUGH (which has no tune as of yet–stay tuned…heh-heh…it’s percussive, hard-edge lyrics though–I was inspired by some vintage Blood, Sweat, & Tears), Toni-O and Edward lead the other students in announcements of the wonderful discoveries they’ve all been making in their artwork. While Kitty. Has none. Brief excerpt:
WE GOT SOME TECHNIQUE.
WE BEEN STEERED AND CONSTRUCTED
‘TIL THE SISSIES WE WERE
HAVE BEEN AMBUSHED, ABDUCTED.
That’s the big-ticket item. BLOW-BY-BLOW has gone away, and there’s a SHINE, KITTY, SHINE reprise now, which I’m kind of loving.
And right this moment, as I type, Chad sits in the Equity Principle Auditions for nine hours finding us some dazzling talent to help the love flow even more freely. (insert song cue here)