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Monthly Archives: February 2012

I’ve been away from the blog for quite a spell. In the short history of blogging it’s already apparent that this is a quite normal devlopment–often followed by complete dormancy. Too soon to tell with me.

But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on the broad investigation I think of as “In Dark Rooms.” I’ll have some things to share, I hope, in the coming weeks.

But I’ve been mostly focused this year (after teaching and bureaucracy, of course) on what I hope is the pentultimate revision of my book project titled Las Vegas Culture. It will be going to readers again soon, I hope, and I can spend more time on the torture and performance work.

I was thinking today on my walk about whether my mental separation between the Dark Rooms stuff and my “happier” thinking about performance is important or not. I mean, all theatres are mostly dark rooms (or rooms that are sometimes dark), and human rights issues actually play some role, in an indirect way, in my thinking about Vegas.

So there might be a reshaping in the works of how I think about…my work.