the production will not include Crazy Enough director Chris Coleman.
Chris [Coleman, PCS artistic director], he talked about doing a one-woman show with music. I thought, well, you know...it's kind of a one-woman show with [the Balls]—we play some songs and then I tell a funny story or a disgusting story and, yeah, I could do something like that. Maybe like a Bette Midler but dirtier and more opinionated....And then he said, “No, I'm actually really interested in the stories you've told me about growing up and your mom being mentally ill and whatever.” And I'm like, “But that's a fucking sad story. No one wants to hear that.” [But] James Beaton, my piano player in the Balls and my music director for the show, called me a chickenshit and said, “You should do it...what's the worst that could happen? It flops.” So I ended up writing, writing, writing, writing, and finding the story in all of these different stories that we put together. Hopefully it turns out that it doesn't suck.
Coleman directed the very successful March-June August 2009 run of Crazy Enough,
although she denies there's a firm deal with any party
PCS' [goal] was that the project that was created here had a life beyond Portland."
"Thanks for asking, but I really can't comment at this time about any of this as nothing is in stone," Large wrote WW recently.
Photo: Chris Coleman and Storm Large in rehearsal for PCS'
in 2007 by http://www.chrisryanphoto.com