Saturday, July 21, 2012

Update on my theatrical summer

So far...

I have directed Dance Lessons by Josh Koenigsberg.
I have assistant directed Valley of Fear by Steve Lawson celebrating the 25th year of FREE THEATRE at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
I have just started work on assistant directing Row After Row by Jessie Dickie.
I have seen 7 productions at Williamstown Theatre Festival including pieces from the workshop at WTF.
I have seen 1 stand-up.
I have had masterclasses with David Hyde Pierce, Jessica Stone, Lewis Black, and New York Casting Directors.
I have attended multiple Shakespeare classes and will be attending my first improv class today.
I have broken down a massive Broadway caliber set in an 8 hour shift for an overnight strike.
I have experienced a crazy dance party that lasted all evening and had Bradley Cooper, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Leslie Bibb, and Justin Long in  attendance.

My second production I have directed is In the Land of Giants by Gina Femia. It goes up tonight as part of an evening of site specific work.

Life is crazy here at Theatre Camp and I can't believe it is already half way over!
Hope everyone is enjoying the real world.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Adult Theatre Camp

So this summer I will be in the Berkshires living and breathing theatre as I join the directer corps at Williamstown Theatre Festival!

Prepare yourself for some adventures at Adult Theatre Camp! Oh yes, such a place exists, I am living it, and you are all jealous.

Settling in at Willstown.
Will update soon!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cardboard Boxes: Infinite Possibilities

Growing up, my family moved at least every four years, for various reasons (running from the law). We always had cardboard boxes of various shapes and sizes lying around. My sisters and I used them for everything! We made mazes in the backyard. We put on magic shows. We built sets for whatever make-believe game we were playing.

When I hated my teacher in the fifth grade, my friends and I would pretend ours was a first release bus and hide in the copy room in the library until our bus was actually called (I was a rebel). My friends and I built a fortress out of discarded copier boxes to hide in. The first time I ever saw the principle's office shortly followed. Apparently a fort of cardboard boxes is not the best hiding place.

So when I happened upon Caine's Arcade my heart melted! Caine made an arcade in his father's auto part shop all out of cardboard boxes. It started as one basketball game and quickly grew to include a claw game, 4 star challenging soccer game, and many more! You can pay $1 for 4 plays or for $2 you can get  fun pass of 500 plays for a month. He even has each game rigged with a calculator to validate your fun pass.

Amazing and inspiring.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Miniature Worlds

I currently am working at skinnyskinny in Brooklyn. We have been working on expanding our plant section and one of my favorite parts of my job is making terrariums!

I can't tell you exactly how we make them or the plants we prefer to use. However, has a great article on making terrariums at home:

The little succulents have such character! I love creating these miniature worlds.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Photo Wall

I am home for my sister's engagement party and an early Thanksgiving with the family. These festivities take place over two weeks and I am sitting at home while my family members are at work. I am not good at sitting at home. So I craft!

Check out the photo wall I completed for my parents' house.

Most of the frames were 5x7, plain, black or multiple four pane matted frames. I needed to break up the monotony.