I had a bit part (or maybe two, depending how you count; I played two personalities of a personality-changing computer), and plumtreeblossom got to reprise and expand her rôle as Billy, the Cereal Kid, an annoying fictional fan of the even more fictional radio drama. I had a really great time, and the audience loved the show. It was full of pop-culture references (and even some highbrow literary references) that the audience ate up, and it was a lot of fun to do. My congratulations to the rest of the cast, and especially to the crack writing and production team. (By which I mean they are good at what they do, not that they are on crack.)
It’s a pleasantly weird experience to do a show that is only performed once. I’m used to projects where the performances stretch out over several days, so rehearsal is a phase, and then performance is another phase. In this case, rehearsal was a phase, and performance was an instant. It had a strange kind of satisfaction about it.
Didn’t get to see much of the rest of Arisia (aside from the well stocked and well run green room), but I got to wave at some people, catch up briefly with a friend from college, and listen (and dance) to an awesome band who was setting up and doing sound testing in the same space when we were getting ready. (I don’t know whether to call her/them a band or a performer, because her web site refers to her as one person, but there were definitely two performers on stage; I’m not sure if the cellist is a regular part of the act or was just part of this performance. Anyway, they were a lot of fun to listen to and I wish I could have stayed to hear the full performance, and SJ Tucker has awesome taste in clothes.)