I've been home for about a week-and-half now. I'm here less than another week before I take off for Philly. (I like to be constantly moving...)
My sister was just Bat Mitzvah-ed. Which was lovely and beautiful. (She is lovely and beautiful and poised. And so very smart. I am so very, very proud.) Being home has afforded some much needed chill-time, a chance to see old friends, and a chance to do "Cape Cod things." I.e. fish, visit the beach, and act quaint.
In other news, lots has happened artistically. I chopped my hair off! (Not sure if that counts as artistic. And technically, someone else chopped it off for me.)
Anyway, I'll dive right in.....
1.) "Officially" will be interning at the Arden! Worked there last summer as an administrative intern - will be an artistic intern this summer. Couldn't be happier/more excited to be back, and getting more involved with the artistic side of things.
2.) Was asked (and accepted the offer) to be a reader on the 2013 Literary Committee for Philadelphia Young Playwrights. In short, I get to read new plays/give feedback to writers in lower, middle and high school. Super cool gig, and psyched to be included.
3.) JUST found out...Primary Stages will be producing a reading of a play of mine! The piece is In Many Ways - same one that will be produced by iNtuitons this fall in ATF. It will be directed by the wonderful Sam Sherburne (with whom I worked on Cymbeline at Philly Shakes last summer), and will feature Patrick Lamborn (with whom I also worked on Cymbeline). So very excited. I'll get to sit in on some rehearsals/do some rewrites before the performance on June 18th. (At the Commnunity Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave, West Philly. There will be other new works too!)
HUZZAH. That's all for now.
Ten days later, and finals are over, I am *somewhat* employed for the summer, Penn class of '13 has graduated, and I'm back home for a stint.
I had a blast doing two photoshoots over the past week. One was with the extremely talented and lovely Sarah Middough, and one was with fellow theatre artists Anya, Jay, Maddie and Tom. The latter group (as of Monday!) are now UPenn alumnae. Check out some of my favorite shots below. (Will upload more of them on the photography tab when I get around to it....)
Also, found out about a week ago that a play of mine will be included in the iNtuitons Alternative Theatre Festival (ATF) as part of the Philly Fringe! Whee! iNtuitons produces the festival at the start of each fall semester - it's comprised of 4-6 short, original and "experimental" plays. I will be directing my own piece, called In Many Ways. (I wrote it this semester for my play-writing class. etc etc etc.) Very stoked.
In other news, I've seen a lot of wonderful theatre these past few weeks. Had the opportunity to attend several readings of original work, reconnected with some old theatre friends, made some new ones. Feeling super inspired. On that note, here also is a charcoal & pastel I made of e.e. cummings. I was staring at a Klimt card when I was finishing it up, so. He's in there too. Sorta.
Happy summer, officially! (but not technically.)
The school year is winding down, the weather is getting warmer, and the summer is teeming with ALL of the projects.
1.) Just found out I've been selected to direct A Midsummer Night's Dream for iNtuitons Experimental Theatre this upcoming fall! Couldn't be more excited. Check out the announcement on our fb page. And check out this nifty Pinterest page where designers are already brainstorming. I'm going to spend a lot of the summer preparing for September, when we will cast/begin rehearsing the show. It will likely go up in November.
2.) It seems like everyone wants a photoshoot this month. Which is great, cuz I love taking pikchas. Just did a shoot with the lovely Kendra Birdsall (pic below, also more in "Recent Captures" under photography). I have at least two more shoots booked in the coming week for some lovely actresses I work with at Penn. So stay tuned for more shots.
3.) New pome! Check it. Just the audio, plus the text posted below. Feedback always encouraged and appreciated.
4.) Thanks to my friend Zach, I've finally found a crash spot for Gretchen. My drum set. I'm going to start teaching him to play pretty soon. Hopefully this means I can start giving lessons to others as well! I'm all for spreading the percussion. or, whatever.
That's all for now!
What is this page for?
It's for THIS!