I Really Did Lose it
And it was the one day that Aldo asked if I had it during the rehearsal process. Yes, out of all 18 weeks in this process the one day I lose my phone Aldo asks me to use it. Go figure, right? Of course, everyone found it to be pretty impressive that I happened to lose it in my room. Yes. I, a school supplies, clothes folding, organizational freak lost her phone in a 10 foot by 20 foot box. I would say that’s pretty talented and that explains how my mind has been working! For the record, I did end up finding it after rehearsal on the counter next to my toothbrush.
I am thankful for the sunshine this week! Every time I wanted to procrastinate, I walked out into the sunlight and it rejuvenated me enough to keep going. Week 8 is a killer for sure, but at least the POTS is at bay!
I Had Time to Reflect?
So I had some epiphanies this week! They’re a little deep so bare with me on this. I came to the realization today that I close up while acting in a classroom setting but feel completely free and open while acting in a rehearsal process. I’m not sure why that is, but I am contemplating it. I also came to the conclusion that this girl needs some scheduled time carved out to do some journaling and Bible reading. A “Verse of the Day” or a little surface level daily study guide isn’t enough for me. Journaling is such an important process to keep my mind and spirit happy and healthy, and I’ve been so caught up in school and friends and homework that I’ve neglected myself. Maybe tonight I will grab some ice cream, find a cozy couch to snuggle in under my blanket, and get some me time in! Thanks for listening!
Here Comes Tech Week!
Hold onto your bootstraps ladies and gentlemen because tech week is coming! As of right now for a 90 minute show, Welcome to Claradise, there are over 50 sound cues and over 270 light cues! And don’t even get me started on the hundreds of cues there are for the giant projector that makes up the back wall of the stage and half the set. It’s a very tech-heavy show to say the least, and on top of that, there is live music that has to get coordinated into it as well. What I’m trying to say is that we had 12 hours of rehearsal Saturday and Sunday, TWELVE HOURS, and we only made it through about 2/3 of the show. Yay! It was extremely tedious work for our Stage Manager and our projection, music, sound and lighting technicians. But on the other hand, other than calling cues and working with the actors, I only do one thing for tech! So I literally did nothing for 12 hours, I was thrilled! (Please enjoy my sarcasm.) No, I did end up finishing a 50 slide PowerPoint that acted as my storyboard for a documentary I have to turn in in two weeks as well as finishing my final script for said documentary. That’s pretty productive if I do say so myself! I don’t think I’ve ever done so much in 12 hours, but it was in the theatre so of course, I was productive! But the one thing I do have to do (that doesn’t include cueing all the actors and handing them a hat, a cane, and a ton of mason jars) is take a projection offstage and walk out onstage to give a thumbs up to the booth that is seen by the audience at the top of the show. I’m not sure why I do that, maybe because it’s fun for the audience and it makes the show feel more raw, but either way, it’s fun. And I get to watch a HUGE drape fall from the ceiling and plummet to the stage floor. It’s a sweet noise that creates a mysterious breathtaking energy to start the show. I wish you could all come to Santa Clara University just to experience the drape falling. Cool stuff.