Sunday, November 28, 2010

a moment of clarity

I love packing a bag because every time I do it, it's like I'm starting a new life, or leaving an old one.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

that's that

Finished up the run of Antigone last night. Struck the stage today. Had lunch with the cast and crew.

Now what?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

a good feeling

Over the past 30ish hours I have had the feeling of needing to write something. I have not written in 8 weeks. This needs to change, and it will, starting... tomorrow.

Because I need sleep now, Antigone and Letters to Soldiers Lost second week opening night is tomorrow.

What a great feeling on both counts.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Tipping Points

March 14, 2009 was the day I knew I had to be an actor.

November 3, 2010 was the day I knew I could be an actor.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


What a great day!

Apart from having to go get 14 shots so I don't get rabies and being on day three of this head cold, this was one of my best days.

We ran scenes today in my acting class and through the exercises my partner and I were able to really connect to the scene and it made it that much richer. It was the best I've felt running the scene so far.

Tonight at rehearsal for Antigone the crew (consisting of about 25 people) watched for the first time. I feel like each time there is a new audience that is when I feel the best, because they have never seen this production of the play and they don't know what to expect.

I got to rehearsal 30 minutes after I finished getting my 14 rabies shots (I have to go back three more times, but only one shot each from now on) and was still feeling kinda out of it. I don't know if it was the shots or the head cold, but it didn't matter cause I was feeling it. At the rehearsal I just told myself to focus on the first line, and don't over analyze every little moment; just let the words and story do the work.

I really wanted to have a good run tonight. Mostly because I've been trying pretty hard to get the letters I have nailed down, so I worked for an extra half hour last night with my director. It definitely helped. I felt that the letter I worked on and preformed tonight was the best I'd ever done it and this was confirmed by my director and for the entirety of the play at the end of the night notes. "Best you've ever been."

So even when all the shit is thrown down on you, it's really great to have these two little moments, in my case, that pick you up and remind you of what you've got.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

the overperfectionist

Who has two thumbs and is the thing in this title?

This guy.

Good rehearsal tonight, opening in 9 days. But I need to simply let the words guide me and not over think, because when I tell the story that needs to be told is when it works. I also need to not over analyze ever little thing.

Oh and by the way, I got bit by a dog yesterday riding my bike home. What a GREAT TIME to be getting rabies shots. (not)