WEEK #7 (the week of February 13th)
The days that I get to see loved ones who I no longer live near are extra special so with that being said this week was exactly that. Having more of the people that I love in the city I love is practically a dream come true!
This week at internship we finished sending all of those School of Rock emails I talked about in my last blog. PRAISE!!! Thank goodness, I thought they were never going to end!! Although, It was really cool just getting to see how many theatres and music venues are actually in other cities besides New York. I’m going to be so curious to see who is cast in the role of Dewey Finn in result from these open calls and where he’s from!
I am so thrilled to say, that we had our first rehearsal for More Than/Less Than this week! More Than/Less Than is an amazing ten-minute play that my dear friend and classmate, Steven Meeker Jr. wrote and was one of 7 shows accepted into the Manhattan Theatre Repertory short play competition! YAY STEVEN! I feel so blessed to be making my New York acting debut alongside some of my very best friends. Other people involved are my dear friends Evan Moore-Coll (Director), Lauren Kent in the role of Mia, and Rebecca Schafer in the role of Lily the R.A. It feels truly wonderful to be up on my feet again and creating with some amazingly talented people. This show is hilarious, truthful, deep, completely relatable and so much more all in one. I’m not gonna tell you anymore though, so if you’re reading this and can get here one of the days we perform, your butt better be in those seats! (: We perform Wednesday, March 1st at 6:30pm and Saturday, March 4th at 6:30pm as well and hopefully (depending on if you come out and support us and then vote for us to continue on in the competition) we will perform on Saturday, March 11th in the finals! So pretty please with a cherry on top, come out and see this show that we’ve all been working on and having so much fun with! You can reserve your ticket at manhattanrep.com/march-short-play-competition-2017/ .
To end the work week I had the opportunity to see Significant Other with my friend and classmate, Luke Kenneth Hayden Stewart, and what a please that was. I absolutely LOVED that show. It was incredibly raw, humanistic and hilarious. I was cracking up at times and then other times during it, it felt like my heart was crumbling. It was an absolute emotional rollercoaster from start to finish and you were with the characters on their life journey every step of the way. Gideon Glick had me completely entranced in his character’s story. If you’ve seen the movies Silver Linings Playbook, The Edge of Seventeen or Perks of Being a Wallflower, then you’d understand what I’m saying when I say that this play takes you to the absolute height of comedy to the absolute lowest point of a dramatic situation. This show might very well be my favorite of what I’ve seen on Broadway since I’ve moved here. If you haven’t seen it, GO SEE THIS PLAY and let me know because I’ll gladly go again.
That’s it for now, lovely people! As always, thank you for taking the time to follow my journey here in the Big Apple.
I also took a stroll through Central Park, and I will NEVER get tired of looking at all of it's beauty along with the city.