Woo! It's been a crazy few weeks. Lots of things, lots to report.
1.) As of about 10 minutes ago, I've been accepted to the BADA Midsummer in Oxford Program! So very excited. Still waiting on two other places I applied, but. This is great. and lovely. Yay acting and making theatre and learning things.
2.) Split No Lightning happened! (Spoken Word show with The Excelano Project.) Video will be up in the next few weeks. The show turned out splendidly. I learned a lot. It's always wonderful to share something personal, and get feedback. Check out this article on the show. (They misquoted my poem, but. At least I made it into the article!)
3.) The Children's Hour! We opened last night, and we run through Saturday. Fb event. Plus, we got some great coverage in GPhilly. Check it! The show came together beautifully. Very heavy, very intense. Not one for the kids.
4.) My incredibly talented friend Missy, who is applying to film internships right now (to edit professionally), posted a bunch of gorgeous lil movies online. (Some of which I'm in.) But watch mostly for the editing. Because she's uber talented. One's a video poem, the other is about MilkMilkLemonade, a show in which I acted this fall. (see below)
5.) My sister Sarah made a lil movie for her Video I class. I am a fool. Enjoy (below). Pay attention to the music. SHE WROTE IT.
Oh boy. All of the things are happening! I think I'll go ahead and just make a list.
1. Poems! (The Excelano Project Show is in a week in a half. "Split No Lightning.")
2. Lines lines lines! (Children's Hour opens in 2.5 weeks. Cloud 9 opens in 4.5. BADA audition in 1.5)
3. Summer Apps! (Finishing up my very last application for summer acting intensive programs.)
4. Thesis! (Working on a proposal for an honors English thesis for UPenn.)
5. Playwriting! (Something I'm totally new at. Submitted a short piece to a Penn contest, for funsies)
In my spare time, I'm writing little short poems, and taking too many pictures. Check out the view from where I'm staying.
Other things: I just watched a documentary called "The Artist is Present," about a performance art piece at the MOMA by Marina Abromovic. Check it out. One of those changes-the-way-I-think-about-humanity type things. I also just watched Amanda Palmer's TED talk. (Fun fact: I was at the gig when she first "practiced" the talk. If you track down the video, I'm sitting in the front row in an awkward green tank top.) Anyway, it was super inspiring. It's about the music industry, but also how art functions as an honest/personal exchange between artist and audience.
In other news, here's a video I acted in for a friend last year. (See below.) It was one of those "final project" type videos for a Video I class. I.e. all of us working on it agreed it was totally abysmal. But....The music! Is spectacular! And written by my extremely talented older sister, who wants to score films professionally. Check out that film score. And check out her website.
A few days ago, it was warm outside! So I wrote a happy lil' pome about it. (The warm front passed - it's been bitter cold ever since. Alas.) Anyway, check out the new poem! "Today." Featuring music by The Album Leaf.
In other news - the reading for 8 The Play went swimmingly. Some people told me, "We hated you!" on the way out. I took it as a good sign. I was playing Maggie Gallagher, after all.
The gig with The Excelano Project on Cape Cod this past weekend was a smashing success. We had a wonderful time at Cape Cod Academy teaching/performing, and absolutely loved putting on a show at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. To the left is a picture of us with the lovely director of WE CAN (the beneficiary of the show), They gave us t-shirts! Check out some other pics from the weekend.
Other exciting news....
I'm applying to play in Spring Fling this year, with a band tentatively titled "Wonder Bread." Very exciting. (FYI Spring Fling is a weekend during the spring semester at UPenn, featuring lots-o-bands, shows, parties, etc, and the like). Will post updates once I know if we're in!
And also....I will be performing this Saturday at the Late Night with some other Excelano Project poets! Will probably be spitting "Cheshire Cat," or another oldie. Check it out. A great lil night of poetry, music, and all around sexiness.
What is this page for?
It's for THIS!