This week I had to fill out the employment paperwork for my next adventure. And there was that horrible line on top where you are supposed to fill in your “permanent address.” I have several problems with that question. (more…)
The Plotted Prom March 3, 2014
I was homeschooled through junior high and high school. It’s not something my parents had ever really planned on doing. It was just that the schools available to me were scary and filled with drugs and hookers. Ok, maybe not hookers, but definitely drugs. (more…)
Remembering What You Wrote March 1, 2014
I love going to the theatre. I mean, clearly. I decided to make a career of going to the theatre eight times a week. Okay, usually more than eight times, but hey, some people find peace in Yoga, I find it in stage lights.
Anyway, when I was growing up, my mother used to take us to camp on Cape Cod every summer, and if there was something good playing, she would take us to see a show at the professional theatre near our favorite campground.
One summer, the show was The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, which is a fantastically funny piece of theatre, and you should see it if you ever get the chance. It was going to be at the amazing outdoor stage. I was practically peeing my little self with excitement. Right before the show was supposed to start, the Stage Manager came out and told us (more…)
The Unexpected Understudy February 26, 2014
One of the theatres that I frequently work at actually has two theatres in the same building. They are both run by the same company, but one stage has the big musicals and the other small space is used for comedies.
A few years ago, I was performing in the big space as a dance captain in a musical, and the producer came back to the green room to ask which girl wanted to go be in the comedy that night. We all laughed. One of us go over to be in the other show that started in just under an hour? Hahahaha! Then he said, no, he was serious, and one of use was going. (more…)
I’m an Aunt!! (Or Why Babies Might Actually be Aliens) February 22, 2014
I’m an Aunt, you guys!! I know it’s a terrify thought, but my wonderful sister had an adorable baby boy on Thursday. I won’t get to meet him for a few months (the trouble with being an actor), but I’ve seen lots of pictures. And I love him.
But here’s the problem. I have a phobia of babies. (more…)
Chariots of Failure February 19, 2014
When I was little, and my mother’s Girl Scout troop was practicing for camporees, they would use me as a dummy for the chariot race. A chariot race involves lashing three pieces of wood together in a dubious fashion, shoving one screaming child precariously on top of the wood, and running to the finish line.
I was the perfect test dummy since I weighed the least out of anyone stupid enough to agree to actually ride on the sticks. I don’t think I was ever hurt beyond a few bumps and bruises, which I prefer to think of as my war wounds anyway, but I did learn an important life lesson while risking my little neck. (more…)