Phase One of my work in Moscow is complete. That's where the repertory company at The Stas Namin Centre in Gorky Park are gearing up for the international professional premiere of my musical, "Dorian-The Remarkable Mister Gray."
I arrived back in Oregon on Nov. 24th, and it's been unexpectedly difficult to adapt again to this time zone and to be away from the big project in Russia.
Last night was the first time I've slept solidly through the night. Previous to that, I kept waking up at 1 AM thinking it was time for rehearsals!--Moscow time is 11 hours later, so 1 AM here in Oregon is noon in Moscow, the time when rehearsals begin.
It's strange to be back home when there's still so much work to do on the show. I'm keeping in touch via email, but for now the show is in the hands of the production staff. We'd only barely begun by the time I had to fly back after a hectic 3 weeks of working with them.
I'll be back in Moscow in March or April to work with the cast and crew for an intensive period right on up to their opening night.
Meanwhile, I invite everyone here in The Garritan Gang to take a look at the blog I've been maintaining through our local newspaper. The most recent blog is a video of the Moscow troupe performing "HAiR"--in Russian!
A big plus to being back home is that I can once again be dropping by here once in awhile. I did what I could to stay in touch while I was there in Moscow, but my time was very limited. I'm still a busy guy, but look forward to participating as much as I can here.