In My Life

Guess who hasn’t blogged much lately? Me. It’s a busy time of year, I need to get better organized so I have time to post. I don’t usually do this, but I think I’ll update you on my theatre-related endeavors. And in case you were wondering, the title is meant to be the same as the song in Les Miserables. I saw a production of the show last night. Quite good.

The last you heard of my life I was playing Feste in a production of Twelfth Night. That ended rather quickly, but it was a wonderful role. I just finished this past weekend playing Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. I spend so much time with Shakespeare, I almost get confused when there’s no meter to the text. Feste, in fact, only speaks in prose as well. I need to remember that not everyone is in verse. Studying Shakespeare has so much to do with his verse, we can’t forget to acknowledge the prose!

Starting this week I’ll be dialect coaching a production of Our Town, and concurrently sitting in on a production of As You Like It, not really with any assigned job, but I’ll be hanging out with the Voice/Text coach and I’ll help out if I can, of course.

It’s been pretty non-stop for me this summer and these two shows open in October… so I’ll be busy till then. I’ve been trying to do a little more reading in my few moments of spare time with limited success. There are some books I’d like to discuss here. I’ve got a few product reviews to write up and post here that are long overdue. I’ll do my best to post those along with any other insights or questions I come up with.

My organizational skills are really being tested right now with the things I mentioned and much more. And now I have work to do. That’s all from me for now!