Friday, January 15, 2010

Update: Neva Give Up

The play I am in, Neva Give Up, will be performed next on March 6 & 7. I am waiting for more details, as I was scheduled to go to my first rehearsal last night, but it was canceled because the mother of one of the cast members is in Haiti, and they are working to get her a way out of the country. I will post more details regarding our performances as soon as I have them.

It's nice to have a character to work on! I am playing the main character's friend, Sharon, both when they are in high school, and after time has passed, when they are out in the working world. One way I've worked on the part is by doing an animal exercise--shout out to Jared Housemann, my teacher at AIDA--where I decided what animal Sharon is most like (a butterfly), and then got under the skin of a butterfly to see how it moves and breathes, and then incorporated it into the character's lines. It made for some very interesting discoveries as well as a way to get at least one step away from who I am and create a character different from myself and my own mannerisms and patterns. It's scary but exciting!

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