I love December. It seems to be a time when project efforts culminate into a finishing performance. We get one final hurrah before we take a break and rest a bit. I've been talking a lot about "Words We Wear." This post is about a different, but equally dear and exciting project.
I'm so proud to be a part of such a talented creative team. We managed our first stumble-thorugh for "Words We Wear" on Monday night. It was a success. We are still working on transitions between pieces, but it is becoming clear that the work we've done is going to pay off.
I'm officially done writing the piece "Words of my Mother," which is a 3 minute part within "Words We Wear." One of the actors will be under a piece of fabric for the duration of the piece. I'm sewing that fabric together this weekend. You'll have to come see he show to see what it looks like!
I have successfully submitted my application for the SITI Summer Training! Here is the "about" description. Basically, I've been developing original theatre since I started working at MicheLee Puppets. I was developing new theatre work with other folks around town, too. Then I went to the Eugene O'Neill National Puppetry Conference and learned more about making devised work. Then I came home and made some devised work. And now I want to get better at it.
It's been a few years, but I'm finally ready to update my website.
A lot has happened since I last posted. I finished my Masters degree in Communication at UCF. I published my thesis research. In June 2013 I ended an incredible 7 year run at MicheLee Puppets with a trip to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's National Puppetry Conference. It changed who I am as an artist.
You can get a full, if less exciting view of the progress on my CV.
Next weekend I will be strutting my stuff on the runway at the Orlando Convention Center. I am working with the Southern Women's Show. As of right now I will have three looks: A yoga outfit, a shiny shirt dress, and an evening coat. I'm working under Kimberly Dolson with WKMG Channel 6. You should be able to view it online the same day or soon after. I will try to post the video on my site as well.
Rebekah Lane in "A Good Day for Pancake"
This is my dream job! This is a great project I work on with Ryan Price. In Orlando Scene TV we explore entertainment options in Orlando for hip 20-somethings. We find the restaurants, bars, and bands that are overshadowed by Disney and Universal Studios, but that add to the wonderful, eclectic opportunities Orlando has to offer. I am a host and assistant producer on this project. I make it my job to experience the events and environments for the viewers so they can feel excited and safe about trying new things in this area.