I'm writing a 10 page theatre history term paper. I love the topic I chose, but that doesn't make it easier. It's due tomorrow, and I'm going back to editing it as soon as I finish pounding out this post.
Tomorrow begins Illinois Theatre Audition Week! For a recap of last semester's Audition Week, check out this post or this post. It'll be a busy, busy few days. And stressful. AND this year, cast lists aren't going up until the FOLLOWING MONDAY rather than Friday. Torture. So, I've been spending all nights that I'm not in the library in the rehearsal studio. I took a selfie to send to my parents. Your tuition money hard at work mom and dad!
Warning: Lots of selfies in this blog post. #sorry. #notsorry.
O Beautiful closed. It was so hard to say goodbye to the most moving and powerful production I've ever been a part of. And it's been hard to say goodbye to Alice Fletcher, a character I really, truly came to love and adore.
Here's my obligatory dressing room selfie, taken on closing night:
Here's a couple of production photos to FINALLY give you a little more of a complete view of me as Alice. So far I think I've only been able to post rehearsal/backstage selfies.
Illinois Theatre presents: O BEAUTIFUL
By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Gina Rattan
Scenic Designer: Elliott Djuric
Costume Designer: Ellen Danforth
Lighting Designer: YuYi “Pasha” Guo
Sound Designer: Cynthia Booker
Projections Designer: Joseph a. BurkePhoto by Donald Cregg
Much Ado (the other Illinois theatre show) closed last night. I saw it twice and it was amazing! I'm so inspired by and proud of my peers, faculty and classmates. Here's backstage with my friend who was one of the leads in Much Ado. He was so great! And it was fun that both shows were running at the same time... as you can see, I was in my Alice costume/hair/makeup in this photo:
Final presentations are rapidly approaching! That's the "final" for my acting class when all of the other students, faculty, and department members come to watch (and grade us, in the case of the faculty.) This semester, my acting class concentration was musical theatre. Here's the boys working on some choreography in the beginning of one of our group numbers:
The weather is finally hot (well, in the 60's.. that's hot right?) and running outside is amazing. Return of the post-workout snaps!
And I get to wear skirts!
And light jackets/cadigans instead of coats!
And sometimes NO JACKETS OR SWEATERS OR ANYTHING WOOO
I've been so bad about cooking lately. Lots of oatmeal, protein bars, fruit, and frozen veggie burgers and stuff. Last night I ate some frozen Kashi pizza, which was actually really yummy, and a teeeeny bit healthier than other frozen pizzas. I had barbecue and ranch on the side because dipping sauce is life.
IT'S EASTER! He is risen! I had a nice lunch with my siblings today since we didn't get to go home. I always love spending time with these goons. They were both chewing and I was like "SELFIE" sorry guys.
I got my hair cut! Once you're cast in an Illinois Theatre show you aren't allowed to change your appearance AT ALL until it closes, unless the director and designer tell you to. I needed a trim, badly.
I maybe might be a nanny this summer. I'm staying on campus. It's my last summer as a kid (SOS, shut up Sally, SHUT UP) so I'm going to stay here and have a little fun. And my bestie, Steph, is moving out of her sorority and into my apartment for the summer. Help us.
Anyway, that is the lowdown on what is going on with me!
What's going on with you?
Are you almost done for the semester?
What are your summer plans?
I love hearing from you!
I'll try to be back Wednesday for the What I Ate Wednesday linkup!
Until next time,