I created a new one-man show recently. I essentially wrote, designed and rehearsed it in about 5 weeks. In this episode I discuss the reception after opening night. I also talk about handling creative burnout.
This is a two-parter. If you haven’t listened to episode 17, I recommend doing that first.
I created a new one-man show recently. I essentially wrote, designed and rehearsed it in about 5 weeks. In this episode I discuss that process leading up to the world premiere opening night. In particular, I discuss the resistance I came up against that drained my time, energy and concentration, and how I saw this project through, despite teetering on creative burnout.
Idea debt is a concept coined by graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi. The concept could be described as holding onto ideas until they lose their luster and the psychic weight that comes with the burden of hanging onto them. We tell ourselves we’ll get around to this or that idea, and a backlog forms, putting us further and further into this creative sense of debt.
In this episode, I talk about this concept and some steps that can be taken to counter it.