Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Year the Blog Stood Still

Hey's been a few minutes, hasn't it?
I feel like all I ever do is write catch up blogs after long droughts of posts.  Last time, I was so determined to keep posting, keep going...but then I fizzled out. To be fair, I have focused my laser beams mainly toward the shows that I have been writing with Matt.
I have had the honor to be at Ford's Theatre since early February, performing in Freedom's Song. It has been a fantastic experience, and I will miss the cast, and especially my dressing roommates, Greg Maheu and Kevin McAllister. We have laughed our asses off together almost every single night.  The added bonus of being a part of the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination commemoration was a night I will never forget. Freedom's Song runs till this coming Wednesday, May 20th. As the icing on the cake, I get to be a part of the Ford's Presidential Gala at the end of the month! I love all of my Ford's family!

The Turn of the Screw was received exceedingly well, and will have a cast recording made next month! I can't wait to revisit the gorgeous score of the show, and am very excited to hear it all again.

The next project that we are working on is Monsters of the Villa Diodati. The show focuses on the summer of 1816, when Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Dr. John Polidori, and Claire Clairmont were staying at the Villa Diodati on Lake Geneva. There was a volcanic eruption from Mount Tambor that spring, which caused volcanic ash to obscure the sun in much of Europe.  It is remembered as the "year without a summer". Byron issued a challenge at midnight on June 16th. A contest began to see who could write the most terrifying ghost story. From this challenge, "Frankenstein" and "The Vampyre" were born. I am thrilled to be working on this piece, and we are intending on doing some very cool and experimental things with it. I am very interested in writing about the actual creative process of a writer, as they ponder bringing "life" to their "creature". It is sure to be a very sexy show as well, as they were all a bit on the promiscuous side, being believers of "free love".
We continue to take things one day at a time with Boo. He has good days and bad days. Every day with him is a blessing. He was featured in Nova Dog magazine this past winter.  HERE is the article.
He continues to be the most cantankerous old man that he can possibly be with most everyone except me and Matt. No one ever believes me that he is actually very sweet. lol
He continues to have his acupuncture from our beloved Dr. Jane Morse. He still enjoys pizza crust, cookies, and his dinner.
It's hard to believe that he has been by our side for 12 and a half years. It seems at once like forever, and also the blink of an eye. I clearly recall every second of his puppydom, every moment that I have spent with him ever since. He is one of the best things that has ever happened to me, and it's hard to even understand that he won't be with me forever.
So everyone reading this  (you know who you are - the four of you from Guatemala and my Mom), please send positive energy in little Buddha's direction. We need all the love we can get.

The next show that I will be a part of is The Fix over at Signature. I can't wait to work on this piece, because I love the score. I never got to see the last production, so I can't wait to experience the full thing. It is always a joy to go back to Signature, and this is a cast full of old friends, so all in all, a fantastic way to spend the summer!
That all being said, until the next time that I catch up with you 5 readers, I will sign off. I have to get this pug walked (quite the process these days) and get cleaned up before Sizemore picks me up to head in to Ford's.
Talk soon (ish) I hope!
the reluctant blogger

1 comment:

Mom said...

Sengding tons of positive vibes for my Boo Boo!