Spin the Lonely World

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Yes, the title is

begin anywhere, little one; spin the lonely world, and where you stop is where you start

by Briandaniel Oglesby

Or

Spin the Lonely World (for short)

I have an affection for the occasional obnoxiously long title. I don’t care if it comes across as pretentious, I don’t care if there’s no space in the imaginary marquee; the ridiculous title declares that the play is significant, and I WANT that for middle school actors.

I’ve finished polishing the Virtual Performance draft. I have spent hundreds of hours on Google Meet / Hangouts over the last 100 days, and I’ve figured a few things out. For Spin the Lonely World, I left most of the original dialogue and scenes intact, annotating suggestions to Zoomify it. The one exception was a piece that was originally supposed to be improvised and slapstick, something that fell apart in the virtual performance rehearsal room.

I’m working on editing the filmed version of the play with one of my high school collaborators. It’s a slow job. It’s unlikely that I’ll be sharing screenshots.

 

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