Everything has energy. This play was an entity all it’s own. We breathed life into it and it to us, and now it is over. Maybe that’s what life is, just a constant searching of other entities to share your unique energy with. Gotta look for the next little life high.
I am directing my favorite play (Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice) at my school starting this month! The show goes up early this December. I cannot even comprehend. What an amazing oppourtuity.
Dan, the adorable gay boy who was wonderful in the mainstage show “A Mouthful Of Birds” got the nomination for ACTF and he’s taking me as his scene partner to the festival!
He’s the one on the right, dressed as a pig :) I can’t wait! This is my second year going as a partner! :D Yay! My life’s been full of theatre lately. I saw Mouthful 3 times last week and saw Hamlet at the Gamm, and now this. Also, today my teacher had Colleen and I lead the class since she couldn’t be there and it was a really cool experience :) And I think I did solid in class acting wise too. Weeeee. Now I’m off to rehearsal for this mediocre play I’m in “Romantic Fools” but HEY - it’s a show, right?! I’m just gonna have fucking fun with it, what the hell.
In short, life’s good for me today. That’s new :)
It was honestly amazing. Every character brought something new to the play. Tony Estrella, my teacher from Shakespeare class last semester at school, played Hamlet. He was brilliant. As an actor I am embarrassed to say I have never seen a live production of any Shakespeare play until tonight, only read them or seem taped performances and movies which, although great, cannot compare to a live play. Shakespeare, as of late has completely taken forefront in my brain. I am working on a scene from Hamlet in class with a primarily musical theatre actor who is scared to death of the language. The other day when we were rehearsing, I stopped him and helped him through some parts he was having particular trouble with in our scene and by the end of our rehearsal he told me he liked doing Shakespeare and he was so lucky to have been paired with me in class. Something in me was so proud and happy… I helped this kid who was terrified of Shakespeare start to enjoy and understand what he was doing. I guess I never really realized how much I like acting Shakespeare. I hope I continue to get more expirience. I mean, I swear to god sometimes I have the verse stuck in my head like I would a song. He wrote so magnificently, it’s like there is entire script made up of verse and words, another of thoughts and emotions, and another of hidden messages or subtext. And it’s so wonderfully dramatic <3 Swoon.
If you’re around the Providence/Cranston area tonight, tomorrow night, or Sunday night, come see A NIGHT WITH DAVID IVES at The Artist’s Exchange in Cranston (50 Rolfe Sq, Cranston, RI)
to pick up some typewriters i’m borrowing for our next btc show. i knew that woman would come in handy one day!