Thanks for stopping by. You may notice that the stories ended in 2019. Except for one written in 2020. That's because I switched back to my old love: writing tie-in media fiction. A "hey write a novel in nine months" contract as well as a new full-time job in the arts meant I needed to take a break from Encore Spotlight in late 2019.
Which was fine because I intended to return to writing for Encore in March 2020. Uh, then something happened. As in all the theaters shut down due to a worldwide pandemic. In 2020 I did one theater review. In the new normal, I became the audience in Seattle watching a Zoom performance in Philadelphia. This article appeared the Baum Bugle this winter.
Oh and I did finish the novel, which was published in January 2021. That's Mask of Silver. For anyone interested in entertainment, the roots of this title in the Arkham Horror series came from my deep love for silent movies, fostered by the wonderful Seattle International Film Festival and the Paramount's terrific "Silent Movie Mondays" series.
I hope to return to more writing about the arts in 2021. I hope we all get to crowd into theaters soon. Until then I highly recommend the many wonderful online shows being broadcast by our local arts community. I'm a season ticket holder for Book-It's fantastical 2020/21 season, have enjoyed several online dance performances at Pacific Northwest Ballet, the re-imaging of community performance of Twelfth Night by Seattle Rep, and am looking forward to my first Taproot Theatre musical online in March 2021. You can follow these and future arts adventures at Twitter @rosemaryjones.
Hope to see everyone soon at the theaters of Seattle. Until then, break a leg! Merde!