Writing. Photo by Dot.
Promotional Art. Swan Queen. Fire on paper (2014). Artist Igor Josifov.
Preparing stunts. Alayna Stroud shows the ropes to Chastity Belle for her title role in Swan Queen at Supperclub SF.
Promotional art. Swan Queen. Acrylic on paper. Artist Matthew Phipps Hines.
Meg Murray finessing the Swan Queen promotional layouts.
Research. Jason Hannan takes a writing trip every year near Hollywood Blvd. The characters he's writing about always seem to follow him around.
Curtis Canaday's sketch of the blacklight responsive circus tent backdrop for Batguy is Dead.
Directing. Ambrosia Salad playing Gnarley Quinn and directing Batguy is Dead. She insisted on being referred to as Directress. Here she is during the show, checking her notes backstage.
Installing. The elliptical stage for Batguy is Dead being installed. This is the Market and Noe Center which was vacant for years when we used it and it now a CVS.
Choreographing. Grace Towers pitches in by choreographing Glamamore's big number for Swan Queen.
Research. Hollywood Blvd. Wolverine should be on the payroll as a personal bodyguard. Here he is giving "the finger."
Injuries. Trixxie Carr fell off the stage during Heathers rehearsal and hit her eye. On opening night, she ended up with prop vomit accidentally splashed in the same eye during a scene. She had previously played Clarice Starlett in Suppositori Spelling's Hannibal the Cannibal the Musical and had gotten spices tossed in her eye. We thought she was cursed for a hot minute.
Painting. Suppositori Spelling painting her face in the dressing room with Ruby Blue GenderBender in the background.
Doing it. Suppositori Spelling signs a Swan Queen poster to be raffled for charity on opening night.
Brian "Chickpea" Busta's clown mouth door for Batguy is Dead.
We like the environment to integrate with the experience. Also "Chickpea" goes brilliantly wild with ideas when you get him inspired.
Writer Jason Hannan, Stage Manager Laraine Gurke and Costume Designer Mr. David bar-hopping with the cast and crew after opening night of Next Element.
Cast members in the dressing room at 180 Eleven.