Even after the Good Cop Bad Cop maneuver, only six out of twelve showed up on Friday’s rehearsal. That, on top of other factors, has caused me and Dave to make the decision cited in the email below:
We have come to the difficult decision to postpone our reading of Eden in Babylon. After a couple of weeks of cast fluctuations, some difficulty with scheduling and a hard look at our current workloads and available resources, it makes sense for us to step back to reduce the stress and to be sure to give this piece the attention it deserves. The hiatus will give us an opportunity to find additional collaborators to help us with logistics. And it will give Andy time to finish up the scoring and materials to help teach and learn the music most effectively.
At this point we don’t have a new target date for the reading. We’ll let you know as we know more. You’ll all be on our list when we get ready to put together a cast in the future.
Thank you all for the work you’ve done. We truly appreciate it. We will keep in touch as we look for the right time to do this show.
Dave and Andy
The wording is Dave’s after a lengthy discussion, and he and I are in agreement. Not only will this give me two months distance from a situation in which my overloaded, all-over-the-map semblance was promoting a loose and chaotic atmosphere, but it will clearly communicate to the Kids who have been screwing around that we mean business with this thing, and they can’t just take my kindness for weakness. A lot of the Street Kids were like that, too. They saw me as a pushover, and that shit’s gotta stop. The ones who are good know who they are. Their loyalty will be not be forgotten.
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