It has been a very busy couple of days since my arrival: meeting up with friends, old and new, getting into the routine of the festival, attending workshops and evening events, finding great places to eat, and adjusting to the climate here, which includes clouds of mosquitoes. (Note to self: stop at Safeway and pick up some Off!).
It’s also taking a little time adjusting to the permanent daylight that comes with being this far north less than two weeks away from the summer solstice.
Here’s a few other views of the surroundings taken earlier yesterday.
These were from outside the civic center where the festival is taking place. That waterway is the inlet to Prince William Sound, which was in the news 30 years ago.
One last shot: a sign on the side of the hotel that you probably wouldn’t see in Miami Beach:
I don’t intend to be here long enough to find out what happens when the snow falls off the roof.
Today the performances of the play labs begin. My play goes up on Thursday, and between now and then I’ll be going to workshops, working with the actors who will perform my plays, and generally doing what we theatre people do best: making friends and sharing creativity.
Note: the time on the posts is EDT, not AKDT (Alaska Daylight Time).