Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, Schmednesday.

Sometimes at work I have to snack to stay awake. Tonight, I made the unfortunate mistake of buying Bugles. I don't know that my stomach will forgive me...

School has been pretty good this week. I made it to stage crafts on Monday (for the first time in a week -- yay, health!). In directing, we got our opera assignments, and I'm really excited because I got the track I wanted most of all. It's this jaunty baritone thing, and I cannot wait to stage my concept. It's nuts -- Spencer begged to be my actor, and I know he's gonna do a great job. I think it'll be hilarious, and I will definitely try to post pictures or video or something.

Also, the cast list for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof went up. What I know is as follows:

Brick - Alex
Maggie - Belinda
Gooper - Bryant
Mae - Michelle
Big Daddy - Dad (Lane as u/s)
Big Mama - Mom (Grace as u/s)
Reverend - AJ
Doctor - Bill

First of all, let me just say that I AM SO EXCITED FOR ALEX! He really is so talented, and he's such as sweetheart. I know this is going to be a super amazing experience for him, and I can't wait to see what he brings to the table. I am also so proud of and excited for my cute little friends, Belinda and Michelle. They are such hard workers, and such lovely ladies.

In other news, this weekend is Halloween! I'm gonna try to go to The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday night (it's kind of a Hannah & Spencer tradition now). Michael and Kristina are coming over to hang out and play Scrabble at around 9 PM on Saturday, and I think I'm going to the Howl with some people from school... but I'm not positive. We talked about it once or twice, but nobody's brought it up since. So I guess I'll figure it out.

In my free time, I've been trying to find potential Irene Ryan scenes. So far I've come across a couple of good things. There are scenes in Neil LaBute's Fat Pig (even though Helen really annoys me as a character), Chekhov's Ivanov (though I need to find a better translation) and Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still. I totally ruled out The Heidi Chronicles, because the male characters are way more interesting and dynamic than the female characters, as well as Oleanna because I don't think I'll be able to find a male scene partner who looks old enough to be a professor. I still need to re-read the Restoration plays we studied in theatre history & lit II -- people keep telling me that I should look at scripts written in elevated language, so I figured The Rivals would be a good bet. Slash it's a huge stylistic contrast to any modern piece I might choose.

I still have no idea what to do for a monologue.

Anyway, I have to gather my acting III monologues again becacuse, apparently, I didn't turn them in (which is code for "Dad lost them"). Joy of joys.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Up waaaay too late.

It's been an interesting couple of days. I am now almost completely over that unholy cold -- all that remains is the cough, which I will probably have for the next six months thanks to the Davenport Family Asthma. But my ability to breathe has been restored, so I feel okay about hacking up my internal organs every once in a while.

Las night, Spencer and I went to see "Hereafter," which was a freaking incredible movie, and afterwards we had a super nice chat. I love that boy. Even at the most random times, he has this ability to say exactly what I need to hear -- whether I like it or not, haha.

Today I went to church and then went over to Alex's house for a while to help him with some homework. That kid is an absolute gem, and I'm way glad we're friends. Anyway, I came home for a bit to hang out with my family, but I went back over to Goob's house later and we watched the most hilarious video of a woman named Galatea doing some "Greek" dancing in a garden in Boca Raton, Florida. It was way crazy!

Then we helped each other with our monologue for auditions on Tuesday, and had a singularly hilarious conversation about a score of ridiculous things that have befallen us in our lives.

Seriously, Alex is awesome.

Anyway, time for bed! Goodnight, internet!
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