Hey, how’s it going? Guys, I have to admit, I feel like I’ve gotten a bit off track with my blog, what with talking about my sleep issues and my general life weirdness, so I am sorry about that. On the other hand, I think it’s important to get through things the best way one (me? you?) knows how, and if that’s in writing out feelings, then so be it. It’s helped me a lot, and I thank you for being rad whilst I do my thang. Most of the times, this is like a letter looking to my friends (irl and via the internets) for guidance or to share experiences, and you guys comment (either here or via facebook and twitter) and reinforce that we’re all here and everything’s cool and maybe I’m not as crazy as I think. I enjoy our dialogue is what I’m trying to say. Oh god. This whole paragraph makes it sound like I don’t have friends in real life. I do. I swear.
Let’s talk about some more awesome stuff!
On February 16th (what’s up, specificity!), I auditioned for a play. I don’t remember if I mentioned that, but I think I did and it all got muddled in some bullshit. While I wasn’t feeling particularly awesome on any level that day, I really don’t want to back out of auditions for any circumstances, unless I’m legit sick or need to be out of town (both of which I’ve had to do and felt really bad about canceling). I went to the audition and wasn’t really sure what to expect, this being my first non-improv (sort of…we did some improv but also did some cold reading of lines!) audition.
The second best part of the audition is that I didn’t have time to psych myself out and be nervous because I had six million other emotions running around my brain. The first best part of the audition is that I got a part!!!
The facts are these:
The group producing/directing/writing/etc-ing the show (‘Armaggedon Pie’, which takes place in a diner during the apocalypse) is called Cor Res. Stealing a portion of their excellent bio from their excellent facebook page (which you should go like), “Cor Res (“the heart of the matter” in Latin) is a theater company focused on bringing comedy to the stage through a lens of gravitas.
With strong knowledge of both improvisational and scripted performance, the group includes an ensemble of actors and writers in creating full-length theatrical works. Starting from a skeleton storyline, a cast of actors fleshes out ideas through improvisation, and a team of writers pare down and polish the work into a scripted play.
Formed in 2010, Cor Res is a young group already with striking success. The first production, “Gastrong! The Musical,” was put up during one of the worst winters in memorable history, across sporadic Wednesdays, and still garnered 300 attendees and made a profit with zero budget.”
These folks are straight up awesome (follow them on twitter!).
We’ve been rehearsing for like a month now, doing improv to build out our characters and learn who we are to each other, talking about what our town and diner are like, and so on. This creative process has been so cool so far, and I’m beyond thrilled to see what comes of it. It’s only going to get more awesome and more interesting, and I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it is to be a part of the project. Seriously, my only complaint is that we only have rehearsals once a week. For now. Because I love spending time with everyone and learning new things about each of our characters. Yep, I’ve entered excitable puppy mode again.
Every now and then I think about how I am the first person who will ever act my part in this play, and that some of my lines might actually be created by me, and it is hard to describe how overwhelming and humbling and fucking crazy that feels. I know it’s nothing earth-shattering for some people, but it’s just a really cool feeling, having never been a part of something like this before. I feel extremely grateful that I’m getting the opportunity to work on something so unique, and for my first project outside of a class. Everyone I’ve explained this all to has the same reaction of an expression of wonder mixed with wtf.
I can’t gush enough about how fucking rad it is.
It’ll be a dark comedy, and, if you’re in the area in September or October, you should come see it! I’m sure I’ll blog more about it as the months progress…in between more posts about the random other nonsense that can’t help but occur in my day to day.
Welp, off to rehearsal!