Kitchen Dog Theater (for those who don't know) is resident company at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, a fascinating, quirky blue building that houses art galleries and theater spaces. Kitchen Dog fills the theaters with mostly new works, plus a few classics. It is Macbeth being built.
The whole company - actors, designers, directors, stage managers, playwrights, and all - are called in. So the work is punctuated pleasantly with a lot of "Hey! How've you been?" as friends catch up with each other.
My share yesterday was to lug big galvanized pipes from the semi-basement to the big space, then help Tinker-Toy them together into supports for audience seating. Kinda fun. We tightened the twisting "lock" rings by whacking them with a hammer: cloying! cloooying!! cloooying!!!
Fun. Therapeutic too, I bet, good for working off aggression.