Acting Up

My musings, thoughts, rants, and discoveries. - Scott Maddock

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Location: Redmond, Washington, U.S. Inc. (Formerly U.S.A.)

Allie's Journey

For the next several months this will be dedicated to information pertinent to Allene M. Maddock. Her care has been assumed by Hospice as of 06Apr12.

Please feel free to call or write her. If you call be patient and take time to explain who you are. Currently she remembers, but you have to help her focus so she truly knows who she is talking to at the moment. We have to do this too, and I frequently say something like, "Yes this is Scott, your oldest."

Her phone is area code two-zero-six, and the number is 216 3816.

Her Address:
Allie Maddock
c/o Queen Ann Manor
100 Crockett Street
Seattle, Washington

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Goin' South

7168 A Taste of Honey

I hadn't really meant to drop off posting to once a month. This picture is one of a set I did for A Taste Of Honey, playing through March 6 at Eclectic Theater. It is still a bit edgy, and was likely frightening when it came out in the 50's.

I took pictures for this production, the same venue and director I worked with for MacBeth, as well as one of the actors. It was a very good production and I saw it once, then again with the camera. Two wishes for photographing productions. First, to shoot one with a little brighter lighting. It seemed dark when you were watching, which is common for fringe theaters which don't have the budget for the equipment and power. The other would be to come to a couple of the final rehearsals to get a feel for the production, so I could shoot one during a dress, while wandering the venue. Then for the preview to pick a seat (maybe moving from during intermission) for pictures with the added energy of an audience.

I decided to go to Arizona for a week in March. My folks just got a new place down there, trading the condo for a small house, and I figured things would be too discombobulated so I didn't bring up the subject. I'm looking forward to the warm, and they are having an unusual amount of rain -- even more than last year it sounds like -- so the desert should be spectacular. I got what was to me an insanely pricey lens for taking pictures in the theater, and now I'm thinking macro... Maybe I should just practice more with the extender tubes.

I've been doing yoga, and it seems to be helping my back though as I work to build strength there are some days where it feels pretty bad. Another month, and some desert heat. It should feel pretty good.