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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lines, Lines, Lines. And Not the Kind Lindsay Lohan Does at the Club

Today was an interesting day...I'll come back to this.

The weekend was a lot of line learning and working. Saturday I spent the vast majority of the day writing and re-writing my lines for the upcoming play. I've found it's the only way, other than pure run throughs of the scenes, that I can memorize. Our first day off-book (without the script-if you normal people couldn't remember) was to be Sunday. There were some scenes I knew better than others. There were some scenes I didn't know for shit. Those were fun. By the end of the day Saturday my hand was throbbing. Sunday morning I went in for rehearsal with fear in my eyes. It's the weirdest feeling being off book for the first time. Like you're missing something. Like you forgot your wallet. But it's so amazing when you can free up your hands and your eyes and really look at the people on stage and connect with them. It's a totally different experience. It also makes you want to pee yourself; it's nerve-wracking. You just don't want to be the one who sucks the most. You don't want to be the one actor that calls "Line!" every three words. That is the worst. Luckily we were all pretty much on the same page as far as line memorization. No one was perfect, and no one was horrendous.

After rehearsal I had to run to give a shopping tour. It ended up being a fairly long four hours of serious bargain shopping. I love bargain shopping as much as the next girl, but $.99 for jewelry? Ugh. But I gave 'em what they asked for.

From there I ran uptown to a turtles meeting. No real news to report there.

And from there...whew!...I ran even more uptown to Lincoln Center to see my good friend perform in a dance show. It was a full day!

I came home and passed the hell out.

Also this weekend...wait for it...I got the part in the web series! You know the one where I sucked balls at the first call-back! I'm very excited to begin work on that project. Everyone seems to have their stuff together and I'm hoping that this will be very good experience and footage for a reel. That would be swell!

Monday was filled with promos and going over lines with the stage manager of the show. During the morning shift an old woman busted ass right on the sidewalk. Just face planted on the cement. I was sure that she was going to be all bloody, but we ran over to her and she just seemed a little dazed. But, people never stop amazing me. There was a man standing right next to her who did nothing. Just watched with his phone in his hand. Stood there. Unbelievable. It was actually probably a very funny scene watching three girls in red get ups and a man in a red pimp suit running to help this woman up. But still.

And now for my interesting day: I was to give a tour at 11 am. Got a call the girl wasn't feeling well so it was postponed until 1. An inconvenience, but what can you do? I met up with them and the girl was fairly quiet. Seemed a bit uninterested. At our first stop she came right in and sat on the couch in the store until..... she ran outside and got sick on the sidewalk. Poor thing! I felt so badly for her. Here she was on a trip to NYC and she's sick. We finally decided to reschedule. It was kind of a crazy day! ...But the mom did buy a dress :)

More tours, more rehearsals and some training tours coming up this week. It's a long one!

1 comment:

  1. You sound wonderfully busy! I'm' proud and excited for you with this web series. Well done!
    I can't wait to hear more about this.
    I'm glad to hear that someone else writes out their lines. Over the past few years I've started doing that more and more. Something about the action and actually seeing the words on the paper helps then just reciting them to the air.

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