The HOTEL KNOWS I can't resist its call.

82 times and counting.


Anonymous asked
Where is Fulton at the top of the show?

It varies.  I have seen him in both the tailor shop and the funeral parlor at the top of the show.  But 4th floor for sure.

Anonymous asked
Hello! Thank you for your 'work' down here. I think I never foound Catherine Campbell. Where would I find her out of the first lift? And where does she begin her two other loops?

Uh… I’m suddenly blanking on her “reset.”

First elevator, she is at the party scene serving up deviousness on a sliver platter.

But her reset is unclear in my mind…. I want to say she ends her loop in the restaurant.

Can anyone confirm or correct me?

EDIT (to respond to comments)-

The door dance is at the END of the loop, not the beginning—  it woudln’t make sense for her to be in that level of conflict with Macduff at the beginning, before all the action is put into motion.  Yes, it happens during the Vertigo music, but that isn’t necessarily the beginning of the loop for all characters. The answer to the original question is goign to lie in figuring out where she goes after the door dance.

Does she start her loop by resetting the tent?

Anonymous asked
Re: your previous ask. I was also there on Wednesday. After a 1:1 that both blew my mind and melted my heart I've been tearing apart the internet to learn more about the show (which is how I found my way to your blog) and to find out who the actor was. I'm now 99% certain it was Will Seefried. God damn that man is a phenomenal performer. I unfortunately can't help with the Macduff question though.

Mind blowing and heart melting certainly sounds like Will Seefried. His Porter 1-1 is one of the best things I’ve ever experienced in a Punchdrunk show.

Although there are many performers that have melted my heart and blown my mind.

strangebeacon asked
So Nick Bruder has to be one of the most spell bounding performers I have ever seen. I first saw him as the speakeasy bartender when he chose me for his drinking game. He was hesitant in choosing me because i had no mark on my hand to show my age (I'm only 20 but my x washed off in the bathroom) and examined both of my hands, turning them over in his palms and violently shaking them with a crazed smile and a laugh. Since this interaction I've been hooked. All I want is to see his Macbeth!

Yep!  While there are a lot of amazing performers in the McKittrick, and I rarely pick favorites in any one role, I have always been very open about my admiration for Nick.  He is easily the most intense performer inside the hotel—-  quite possibly ever.

I’m glad you brought this up because it gives me the opportunity to discuss my absolutely favorite moment from my last visit that I forgot to mention when I wrote about briefly here.  That night was mostly about watching Leslie’s Sexy Witch, Jesse’s Speakeasy, and Tara’s Hecate (none of which I had ever seen before).  Since I wanted to secure a good spot for The Sexy Witch post-rave solo, I watched the rave from that side of the room, which is unusual for me—  I usually stand closer to Hecate as I love how the different Hs “puppet master” the proceedings.  Toward the end of the rave, when Macbeth (Nick) is up on the table, he does this extreme back bend, and I was standing directly behind him.  Between the lighting, and the blood all over his face the most astounding effect was created where his upside down face looked like a creepy-ass right-side-up face— his big beard on top like a big bushy head of hair, his long bloody hair hanging down like a beard, and his blood covered face with his tranced-out eyes blinking out, seemingly looking right at me.  It was SO FUCKING INTENSE!

When too many people are following the same character.

When too many people are following the same character.

Anonymous asked
Hello! I just booked for 13 shows (I travel for the show). I wondered if your name is enoough to get the card at the booth, or if I need a printed email for each ticket? Thanks!

You just need to give your name.  They have a complete list every night.

This is Boy Witch, appraoching me for the 1-1, finally!  And then…    DOH!

This is Boy Witch, appraoching me for the 1-1, finally!  And then…    DOH!

Anonymous asked
I'm a bit curious as to whether the black masks, over time, have become more proactive in directing the audience where to stand during certain scenes (in order to give the performers more room in which to dance and leap about). As someone who has seen the show a few times since 2011, it's something I've noticed. Still, I'm wondering whether it's been a policy gradually adopted to avoid injury. My memory is that in '11 the black masks weren't quite as involved in this as they seem to be now.

There is definitely 1 scene that has definitley become more crowd-controlled, yes—  Lady Macduff and Macbeth’s confrontation in teh hotel lobby.  They now hold people out of the space entirely, which they were not doign when I first started seeing those show—  at least not as far back.

Banquo and Macbeth in the Speakeasy has always been very controlled, as have the interrogation and the rave.  But I don’t think there are others  that have so much rigid wrangling.

Of course, there may be a little bit of variation from black mask to black in smaller scenes.

By and large, I find they do a really great job of directing the crowds for those scenes.

They have a largely thankless job, so next time you are there, hug a black-mask. (But maybe wait until the manderly to do it.)