Saturday, December 18, 2010

One Month

I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted, I just had to finish the semester without setting myself on fire.
As for the title of this post, as of today it will be exactly one month until I have to go back to school. I can not tell you how invigorating that is! Honestly, I need a break... This past semester I overcommitted myself to the limit and I swear I will never EVER do that again. (Maybe).
As for understudying, I'm not looking forward to doing it yet again, but hey, it's the only show I'm involved in at school next semester so I should be ok. There is a possibility that Assunta may have a role for me in the show she's doing in June so that is something I can most definitely look forward to if she still wants me. I am at the point where I am just ready to graduate and move on. I really have to think about my future now and, honestly that scares the holy living crap out of me. I can deal with it, though; I have a huge support system when it comes to Rocco and my family and friends. I'm sure that whatever I do I'll be ok.
Either way, I hate these long periods where I don't write; I feel almost as if I'm torturing myself. Sure, fiction is great, but venting is fantastic for the soul. Personally, I'm happy that I chose today to start blogging again; it's significant of a one-month period where I am free to do whatever the hell I want (within reason, of course), read several books (at least), and gear up for that one final year of work towards getting my diploma.
Fall '11, guys. It's gonna be big.


Monday, October 18, 2010


I apologize for the immense delay in writing; I've been ridiculously busy with literally everything in my life. Thus begins the shameless-self-promotion.

First of all: I want to give a shout out to the cast of The Serpent, which was my play that I wrote for AddVerb. It premiered tonight at the Out and Allied Youth Performances (Tomorrow they are at the UNE campus in Biddeford and Wednesday at First Parish Church in Portland). It was an amazing feeling watching my words come alive onstage. I recommend becoming a playwright just for this feeling. It's fantastic.

Second: Clutter has a cast!
EMILE: Laura Collard
Understudy: Madelyn James
WEB: Dalton Kimball
Understudy: Nathan LaPointe
Everyone was fantastic times ten at the callbacks. I was literally in tears after every performance. The show is going up in February and rehearsals start after Bug closes. It'll be a hoot n' a half, I tell ya what. I. Can't. WAIT!

Third: Speaking of Bug, the understudy run is Monday, October 25th at 7:30. It's free, and I'm in my underwear. Totally. Worth it. The actual show debuts on October 29th and runs through Halloween.
It shall be amazing.

That's all for now. I hope every one is well!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Yet again...

I'm an understudy for my dream role... I'm not in the mood to divulge, but I have a wonderful overstudy and I have a feeling this time will be different.
This time...well, we will see.


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Friday, October 1, 2010


Well I just finished my callback for Triumph of Love about an hour ago.
It went well!
Only myself and one other person got called back for "Hesione," and she wanted Corinne which she also got called back for...but I won't get my hopes up yet.
Last time this happened I wound up with the understudy role, so I'm not going to stress myself out.
I'm still going to be nervous, oh hell yes, but I won't think either way.

Either way, I'm excited!
The list goes up tomorrow at 12.
Wish me luck!


Thursday, September 30, 2010


I haven't auditioned for a musical in about a year.
Tonight I did.
Tonight I kicked ass.
I feel so good.

The callback list is going to be posted by noon tomorrow then callbacks are tomorrow night.

I missed musical theatre so much.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen...

I can finally say that I am -


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Two Hours...

...until my 21st birthday!!
Tomorrow is also the understudy room and the next day is an audition..
and I'm so JAZZED!!


Monday, September 27, 2010


It's so fun!
I love Bug so much. I love it. I love it. I can not EVEN say how much I love it because I love it so much.
Oh, and the Triumph of Love audition? It is so on. I am going to rock this thing. Even if I don't get in, I am just so jazzed about auditioning. SO JAZZED.

Oh, and, we got...a company car. A COMPANY CAR!!
It's a 2010 Toyota Corola.



Sunday, September 26, 2010

Work Calls

Today we had a work call for Lend Me A Tenor where we hung lights and stood on ladders and the like.
Speaking of that...
And what else is in three days?

I'm so excited I can't stand it.
I. Can't. Stand it!!


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Birthday Week!

I have four days, count 'em, FOUR days until I'm 21.

I can't wait!
Dinners and pub crawls and presents and fun!
This week is going to be amazing!
Now I'm off to study my lines for Lend Me A Tenor.



My Niece's Birthday

...was yesterday. I had such an insane day that I got home and passed out without a second thought. So a quick shout out and a Happy Birthday to Sarah who is no 18!
Goodness I feel old...
Also I got to run Act I of Bug yesterday. It. Went. Swimmingly.
I love this play.
I love it.
I love it.
I love it.

Anyway, I'll post later today to make up for my flub.

Stay sweet, kids.


Thursday, September 23, 2010


So I didn't get into Harvey, but I'm ok with that. I'm excited about auditions for Triumph of Love also. I'm trying very hard to come up with the perfect pair of songs to sing, so I have a lot to do this weekend. I also have the Understudy run for Lend Me A Tenor on my birthday (6 days) so I have to buckle down and be ready by Monday to do a run with my fellow understudies.
To reiterate: my weekend shall be INSANE!!

Other than that...well...there you go.

Stay sane, kids.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I got a lovely haircut today from one of my best friends, Abbey Worthing.
I had to look nice for my callback, after all.
Speaking of the callback it went nicely! I'm confident that I did all right and I hope I get cast.
If I don't I'll be ok. I'll just audition somewhere else!

Anyway it's dinner time.
Have a lovely evening, all!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I have to keep this short for homework sake, but yay I got a callback!
Not for Airswimming, but for Harvey instead. After reading the play I absolutely love it!
I'm excited and I'm starving and I need to do homework and I'm excited that my plays are coming in the mail!
Yay and all that!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Cattle Calls

So today were the cattle call auditions for the spring shows, Airswimming and Harvey.
My monologue went very successfully and I got good feedback from both directors. The callback lists go up tomorrow so I'm excited about that.
As for other shows I'll be busy as a bee for the next two weeks. Lend Me A Tenor goes into tech in a couple of weeks and Bug is in it's blocking stages this week. Not only do I have to juggle two understudy roles, but I have to make sure all my assignments are done on time. Either way, I'll probably go crazy to the max by the end of the week.
Oh, and Lady GaGa came to Portland today to speak on the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" debate. They're threatening to disallow homosexual men and women in the military. Obviously this is ridiculously discriminatory, so GaGa, herself came to give a speech. Unfortunately I was otherwise occupied and couldn't see her give her speech, but I'm glad she stands for such great things.

Oh, and P.S.
Birthday count: 9 days!!


Sunday, September 19, 2010


Well, I didn't get into Steel Magnolias, but I'm not the least bit bitter. I feel so good to not be bitter. Sure I would have preferred to get in, but about 46 people auditioned for 6 roles. As I said, it was a long shot, but I'm still glad I did it.

Tomorrow, however, are the auditions for Harvey and Airswimming. My monologue is memorized and timed and I'm ready to go. I'm nervous, but I'll be ok. I'll be able to breathe I swear. Plus, if all else fails I can just audition for Triumph of Love so I'm not worried.

Anyway, that's all for now.
I feel good.



Saturday, September 18, 2010


It felt so good to audition for Steel Magnolias at Portland Players this afternoon. Even if I don't get a part (It's a long shot anyway since a TON of people auditioned) it felt so good to get out there and audition for something outside of USM or New Edge Entertainment.
I feel really good and I'm not going to worry about whether I got in or not, (though it would be nice) because it felt great just to put myself out there.

Plus my dress looked awesome.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Coffee Badness

Coffee and I aren't friends anymore. It's mean to me. I dun like it no mo.
Tea, however, yes, tea is very nice to me and my head.
Me like-a the tea.

Wow, see? Coffee-addled brains at work.
I have two samples of hats done at least and I'm starting on the beer coozies for the Phish show.
I'm excited. Good things are happening.


Thursday, September 16, 2010


I've been looking up a ton of patterns today just for hats. I'm jealous of those who know how to pearl in knitting so I've decided to learn more complicated stitches to show them what's what.
I'm currently finishing one hat then starting on the three samples I'm making for the Costume Shop at school. I'm SO excited.
I know I'm repeating myself here, but it's so nice when people actually recognize your talent.
It is.

Well that's all for now, tomorrow is my FREE day!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Friendly Hats

I love making them, especially when people in high places ask me to.
I already mentioned that I get to crochet hats for Lend Me a Tenor, but I also get to supply a few stock hats for the costume shop!

Also, I just want to mention how awesome it is to have friends to confide in. It makes the hardest days seem easier and more managable.

Also: Steel Magnolias auditions are on Saturday and Cattle calls are on Monday. EEP!!

Stay slick, kids.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Tonight we had the understudy read-through for Bug. Let me tell you: Amazing!
I love Agnes more and more every time I read for her. It feels amazing to know that I get to be someone with so much emotional depth. She may seem simple, but she's far from it; complexity rules her life, especially when Peter is introduced.
Good lord.

Anyway, another good note is that I'm crocheting for school again! I'm making neat lace hats for Lend Me A Tenor and I'm so excited. I was asked specially by the head costume designer, Renee. She heard good things about my work. I promised her three drafts of patterns a week from today. I'm so excited. I knew this was going to be a good week!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Crochet Crazies!

I love crocheting. You have no idea.
If you're feeling stressed and reading just doesn't cut it, well, crochet!!
I love the feeling of accomplishment it gives me when I can carry on a conversation and make a hat. It's wonderful!
Aside from that life is going well for once. Today was very nice, especially since now I have a little extra time on my hands because I am no longer the Dramaturg for Airswimming and I get to actually audition for it!
I'm excited.
I'm ready.
I'm rearing to go!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dirty Laundry

Yes. That is my idea for a Halloween costume this year. I've wondered and thought and brainstormed and I think that I have come up with the perfect idea. All this costume involves is layers upon layers of clothes.
Random, yes, but I may get to wear some crotched items that I, myself, have made.
I love crocheting.
I can't stress that enough.
Speaking of which, I'm crocheting like mad once again. If anyone wants anything let me know!
If you're a friend you get a substantial discount.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Moving Forward

Today I decided to get back on the acting horse. I can't let on defeat stop me from doing what I love.
Next week there are auditions for "Steel Magnolias" at Portland Players. Even if I don't get in I'm going to take the chance.
This won't be another "this is my big break" thing, but it's proof that I belong in his profession.
I am an actress and this is what I do.
This is my life.
This is what I love.
So there.


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Friday, September 10, 2010


This is the most depressing word in the history of theatre.
Yes, I am Agnes' understudy. Still Agnes, just not for real real.
I've had my vents and I've cried my tears and I had a marvelous epiphany from the situation.
I'm not going to grad school for Playwriting anymore.
Oh, no.
I'm going for acting.
After last night I realized that this is my true calling. I'd forgotten how much I love being on stage and playing someone real since I've been doing fluff for the past two and a half years.
So I didn't get the lead this time. I'm understudying the lead, though and that means that I was so close to getting it. That in and of itself is enough for me.
I also realized that supporting a friend in the arts is a wonderful cure for a broken spirit.
Shout outs to Abbey Worthing for her wonderful performance as Mayzie La Bird in Seussical the Musical this evening. You were fabulous!

Keep on going, kids, no matter how many times they push you down.


Thursday, September 9, 2010


I can't really say much, because I have to catch a bus, but holy cannoli, I felt amazing after the callbacks tonight. I got so into the character that after a scene I had to take a minute to meditate afterwards because the scene was so heavy.
The cast list goes up tomorrow.
I can't wait.
I love theatre.
End of story.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Acting with a Caffeine Headache

I'm going to attempt to survive until dinner because I swear I have had a caffeine headache all day. It's gross.
Ever try doing a full work out (yoga included) with a caffeine headache? I did. It sucked.
Sorry, I'm trying not to be so cranky, but my head hurts.
Either way, I'm looking over my monologue for my callback tomorrow and I'm wicked excited. I swear to Bob I'll pee myself if I get cast. I will. I'll be embarrassed. People will stare. It'll be a hot mess, but it will be WORTH IT!!

That's all for now. I'm going to take an IB Profen to stay sane.


Oh, No!

I skipped yesterday!
I'm so sorry I didn't get a free moment, but to make up for it I'll do an extra post today.
Either way, here's a quick, ultra speedy update:
I may get to teach a master crocheting class for my Costume Practicum class
I got a callback for Bug
I am going to the Phish concert on October 19th (we got the tickets!!)
Fun times, but I have to fly.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Zig Zag Bag

I learned a new technique in crocheting today: The ziz zag or chevron pattern. It's fairly simple, but makes for very intriguing patterns when crocheting items of interest such as bags, scarves, sweaters, hand warmers, etc. The zig zag has reinforced my hard core crocheting attitude that helps me to crank out dozens of products a season for friends, acquaintances, and loved ones. I just wanted to say that I'm very excited that I'm learning new things and actually following patterns.
Yay for cool stitches!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cool Days

Guess what? Sweater season is upon us! Yay!
I have finally gotten back into the crocheting spirit and I've been cranking away on new projects. I've made a blanket, several hats, cup/can cozies, and a top for myself. It hasn't taken me long at all to make all of these things; it seems that the more I crochet the faster I get. It's funny how things like that work out, isn't it? I've also tried to tell my dad that I want yarn for my birthday, but I think that he thinks that I'm kidding. I'm totally not. I'd LOVE yarn for my birthday. Seriously.
As for theatre, I'm still building up excitement for the auditions on Tuesday for Bug. I already have an outfit planned and everything! Tomorrow I'm going to try it on to make sure that it looks as good as it did in my head.
Well, that's all for now. Keep cozy!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kitty Cat Car Crashes

So, Jasmine got hit by a car today... Someone in a white car hit her and drove off. Luckily she's totally fine, but she's being anti-social now. I guess cats just have to be on their own when dealing with a crisis. At least she's not hurt.
For this post I just want to take a moment to say that I think it's horrible that someone would hit a cat and then just drive away. If you hit an animal stop, check if it's ok, and leave your phone number with someone in the area. At least take responsibility for what you did. Because a hit and run is still illegal when you hit somebody's pet.
Just please stop for animals, guys. They deserve respect and the right to life, too.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Hurricane Earl

Apparently we're supposed to get a hurricane. His name is Earl and he's nice enough to make the heat go away. Thanks, Earl! You're the best!
Either way I'm happy to report that Act I of "Haunted" is finished! Unfortunately it is no longer a one-woman show. That's ok, though, because I figure that it would be stronger with more than one person.
I don't have much time to blog today so I'll leave it at this: I think the plant is going to talk. Oh yes. I'm going there.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hades ain't got Nothing on Maine...

...because it's hotter than Hades up in here!
For this whole week it's been in the 90s which is something that us up in this area aren't used to. It's been making everyone cranky, especially myself, and not to mention ridiculously uncomfortable.
Aside from the stupid heat I've been thinking about auditions all week. Bug is coming up on Tuesday (since we have Labor Day off) so I'm going crazy thinking about that. Also I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to audition for the extra role in Betrayal. The waiter was cast, but had to drop out because he was in the musical Wild Party across the street in Corthell Hall so the role is open. The auditions are the same day as the ones for Bug so I'm debating on whether I should go to them or not. If I get into Betrayal then I can't be in Bug and I really REALLY want to be in it. Badly. You have no idea. I know working in Betrayal means I can be on the Main Stage and work with Tom Power and a small cast, but I've wanted to work on Bug since I heard it was even being proposed. I still can't decide... I suppose I can just audition for both and see what happens. Who knows, it may all work out!

That's all for now. Stay cool, campers. This heat'll all be gone tomorrow.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Welcome, friends to the first day of the best month ever: September!
I'm quite excited because this September is especially special because it's my birthday month! Not only that, but I'll be turning 21! It's quite an age to be, especially if you live in Portland, so I'm very very excited!
I plan on trying to stick better to my daily updates and give more creative input on things that are going on. There are a TON of auditions within the next two weeks so I'll be busy as a bee trying to get ready for all of them.
Here are some of the shows I plan on auditioning for; note, not ALL of them happen this semester: Bug, Harvey, Triumph of Love, Annie, Get Your Gun, and a series of LBGTq plays written by students directed by the fabulous, Meghan Brodie. One of the featured plays is mine so if you are reading this (and in the area) go to the auditions! They are September 8th and 9th at 4P.M. in the Black Box in Russell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. It should be fun!
Anyway, I'll update again tomorrow. Yay for school and theatre and life!


Birthday countdown: 29 days

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Awesome End

Well the Prom is officially over. My run as Whitley went surprisingly well considering I had no rehearsals for the role. Although it was a stressful show I'm glad I did it. Not everyone can say they survived the Awesome 80s Prom, now can they?
August is almost over as well and that means that September is next which means my birthday is in a month! Yes, a month from this Sunday I will be 21. I can not stand the wait; I've been having dreams about it!
Many a fun time will be planned, believe you me. I plan on going out in style.
Also, school starts on Monday. Whoa.
Well, that's all for now. Stay cool, kids.


Monday, August 23, 2010


It's a wonderful distraction from the everyday muck that falls into one's lap. My writing has been on hold, but I think that I can at least finish the play this week. It's hard to focus your attention on something good when there is so much bad around you. Yet, I feel that falling into a world other than your own and learning about other people's struggles makes your life seem less...sad, I suppose. Neil Gaiman is wonderful for that. His writing is a magnificent cure for my situation.
It'll be ok, guys. Just send me some good karma. Lots of it. Please?


Friday, August 20, 2010


I would like to take this moment to remember Stella, my first car; a 1994 Honda Civic DX Coupe.
She was proclaimed officially dead today and I had a serious emotional attachment to her. It was kind of weird, but hey, we all have our things.

I first got her on June 8, 2007, the day I graduated High School. From the first moment I saw her I knew: She was my car.
She got me through some good times and some tough times, many of which involved me getting lost. She may have had her faults, but she was still a wonderful car, (and amazing on gas). Through all of her 160,000+ miles, she has always been a fantastic mode of transportation that I will never forget.

So I dedicate this post to Stella, my first car. Rest in Parts.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Good Karma, Please?

More things are just piling on top of each other causing my stress levels to overload. I want something good to happen at least once this month. The promotion was a great boost, but something HUGE needs to happen to make up for all the crap that has fallen on top of me. I really hope my car isn't gone forever. (The initial problem was fixed, but now the mechanic can't get it to start.) I really hope that they find out what's wrong and that it doesn't cost another grand to fix. Oh, sigh...
Send me some good karma, kids; I need it.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oh, the things...

Yet again a little black cloud has been hanging over my head this week.
The car broke down AGAIN when Rocco and I were helping our friends move into their new house. Also, Rocco's wallet has mysteriously vanished AGAIN. All in all this week has totally sucked.
However, I'm trying to keep my spirits up, though the book I'm reading is slightly depressing...several people have died already and I'm on chapter five. Oy! Well, that's Neil Gaiman for you, I suppose.
Either way, I'll try to keep in good spirits. That car may be ready tomorrow and then I can get myself to a rehearsal so I'm ready to play Whitley next Friday.
On a totally unrelated note, I'm very excited for the premier of Season 6 of "Weeds." It is an amazing show and after seeing the first episode I'm confident that this season is going to be insane!
Well, that's all for now.
Stay strong, campers!


Saturday, August 14, 2010


Well, last night we had another show of Awesome 80s Prom. Let's just say that it wasn't the same as it was before... Only seven people showed up, we were missing a character, my "twin" had no rehearsal, and there was a hole in the butt of my dress. Though the show did not go as successfully as before, what audience we had were great, (I got a write-in vote for prom queen!) and we managed to perform a slightly cut show to the best of our ability.
Now for some better news: One of our players, the captain of the cheerleaders (my character's idol) is too pregnant for the role. As her understudy, it is my job to step up and take her role in situations such as this. I have her lines and dance already memorized so I'm as ready as ever!
I am happy to say that I have gotten an upgrade! I am now Whitley Whitiker! I'm so excited!
It needs to be kept on the down-low for now, because my director wants to make an official announcement since some people would rather of had the role.
At least something is still awesome!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Books and Brainstorming

Sorry I've been inactive yet again. At least this time it's because I've been working my fingers to the bone typing AND I've been reading a book a day for the past three days. Why, yesterday I finished a book in a single four hour sitting! It's been crazy!
Apart from my Gaiman madness, I've been inspired by a book called, "Theater Geek." It is a nonfiction book about a summer theatre camp and it has inspired me to write my own piece on life in the theatre. I'm keeping this one under raps so that my juice doesn't run out.
Either way, I'm happy again and as inspired as ever!
Have a good one, kids! Stay fresh!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Gaiman MADNESS!!

I've got a new literary obsession and that is: Neil Gaiman.
Ever since I finished "American Gods" I've been hooked. I can't wait to get started on the three new books I got.
Luckily, the extra reading material works for the book I'm writing. I'm getting inspiration all over the place!
Have a splendid day, kids. I have some reading to do!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

...and Twins

Still no word on who will be my twin brother for the next show of Awesome 80s Prom. Luckily I'm not as stressed as I was a couple of days ago.
I have a feeling that I can go on by myself and still make the roll work. I'm sure I'll have plenty of material. Perhaps I can emphasize that I'm a freshman at the prom and that my 'stupid brother' was supposed to show up, but got sick? I'm not sure, but I have five days to think about it.
Anywho, the book, (which has yet to be titled) and Haunted are moving along nicely. I'm glad to say that I actually have enough ideas to keep the book going. As for the play, I keep flip-flopping on whether to keep it as one character or do two acts with the sisters...
It's a tough call. Opinions?

Anyway that's all for now, I've got to get writing!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Minor Delay

I know I haven't posted in the past couple of days, but things have kind of sucked for the most part.
One thing after another has been going wrong and I was just not in the mood to write for my play let along blog.
But now I'm back and I'm ready for action!
I also come bearing news! Today I finally finished reading Neil Gaiman's "American Gods." When I was done I just got this wave of inspiration that rushed over me and I started writing. Most of my ideas came from a dream I had about two weeks ago, but nonetheless I'm starting...wait for it...a BOOK! I have enough ideas for it to actually be a viable piece of reading material. This is also very exciting for me because I have been wanting to write a book for a long time; a VERY LONG TIME.
I'll continue to post updates on ALL of my writing projects and maybe post clippings of writing once it really gets underway.
I look forward to hearing opinions and I can't wait to share it with you all!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Week from Hell

And I don't mean Tech Week.
It's been the kind of week that has taken a lot out of me and especially my Beau. For example: I am posting this from outside my apartment because I locked myself out. Both sets of keys are inside, but we are not. It's weeks like these that really bring out the depression in me.
Here's hoping for a better week starting tomorrow.


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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Twists, Turns, and Thickening

Ah, yes, plots. How magical they are!
I am still working on the play as you might have guessed. And as I stated before there will now be two acts. I have written a playwright's note to explain. (The characters of Eliza and Omi are sisters).
Here it is direct from the script!

Playwright’s Note:

Both Acts take place on the same night. Both “Eliza” and “Omi” are played by the same actress, but it should be easy for the audience to tell that they are two totally different characters. Any words referring to the mother character are capitalized because she plays a significant role in the piece, even though she has no lines. With that in mind it is important to emphasize that she is indeed a character in this just as Eliza and Omi are. Her presence is, in fact what directs the characters’ monologues.

This creates a direction for the actress and director to follow when they are presenting the material.

I've also decided that as the play progresses I will provide snippets of text as a sort of teaser. I would also encourage my follower (with hope of obtaining more soon) to give notes or comment on the pieces I provide. Eventually when the script is done I will send it out on request for notes and edits.

Remember: good grammar is less annoying than bad grammar.



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Long Skirts

Yes, I have found my new fashion obsession: Long skirts.
Literally, it came to me in a dream. In the dream I was wearing one and it looked awesome. So I got one. Then another. This shall not end!!

Either way I've found a way to make my latest writing project more interesting. Two parts. Two characters. One actress. I shan't give away full details yet because I just figured out an amazing plot twist, but it is coming along faster than I was anticipating. I think that deserves a whee.


Also, I'd like to take this moment to give a shout out to my one follower. I do not see this as sad, I see this as progress. And again: Whee!

Anyway, that's all for today.
It's too hot to think again.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I recently decided that I need a little more "me" time in the form of shopping. So, today I decided to go out and get myself a long, flow-ey, pink skirt (that I saw myself wearing in a dream and enjoyed) and possibly some tops. I did end up getting the skirt, but I also bought some black pants. Not dress pants, mind you, but just ordinary black pants. I figured that I needed some pants that weren't jeans or dress pants. Now all I need are some knee-high, brown riding boots and brown pants. (The boots were part of the dream ensemble) Now I'm in a tremendous good mood!
This good mood helped me to be quite productive on the one-woman-show; we'll call it Haunting for now. I'm finally getting into the nitty-gritty details of the main character's life that would cause her so much guilt after her mother's death. I figured that the mother character would be more fitting to the plot because it brings out a childish vulnerability in the main character that truly adds to her monologue and her characteristics.
I'm very excited, kids; this one's going to go places!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Lots of Writing!

I've been writing a lot today! I'm quite happy with how this is turning out, especially since I have been having a really hard time writing this past week.
I've been seeing a lot of things around me that have been functioning as inspiration. Writing a show for one person is a lot harder than I thought, but I'm still cranking away. Once I really get going I have a feeling that the words will flow a lot easier.
Well, that's all for now,
Stay well, kids!


Sunday, July 25, 2010


I seem to be getting into a pattern of posting every other day. I believe that the heat is melting my brain...
Anyway, this was a productive weekend. After my appearance on Good Day Maine, the show seemed to go a bit more smooth for me than it usually does. I felt a lot more comfortable talking to guests which gave me a chance to really get into my character. It felt good to be able to go up and talk to people without my stomach in my throat -- I'm getting a lot less nervous around people which, I believe is a good sign.
On a completely unrelated note I have been thinking about going to the gym. I get in free because I'm a student at USM. This will probably be good for me.
Anyway, that's all for today. Hopefully my heat-addled brain will stay intact.

Stay cool, kids.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Good Day Maine!

Sorry for not posting yesterday, I had a lot going on!
Today I'm just going to post the links to the Interview and the Preview that we did on Good Day Maine! yesterday.
It's so exciting that this is actually happening!
Oh! And don't forget that tonight is another show of Awesome 80s Prom! Don't forget: it's tonight at 7:30 at Jimmy the Greek's in Old Orchard Beach (OOB). Dress for the prom if you want! It's going to be fun!

Here are the links:

Stay well, kids.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


There was a tornado warning up here a few minutes ago!
I found it quite exciting and had to share. I mean, it's Maine. Maine! This never happens!
Also, don't forget to tune into Good Morning Maine tomorrow. You'll see me on TV in a cheerleading uniform! You wouldn't want to miss that, would you?
Love to all!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Exciting News!

I love emails that make me want to vomit with joy!
Well...not the feeling of wanting to, not the point!

I received an email from my director for Awesome 80s Prom today with some very exciting news (as the title of this post implies). And it is...
(Insert drum roll here)
I'm going to be on TV!!

Sorry, I'm just so excited! Apparently we, as in select members of the cast are going to perform a scene and then be interviewed on LIVE television this coming Thursday morning. This came as a shock because, well, I didn't realize we were that popular! I may just pass out from excitement! I can not WAIT!!

Have a super, fantastic day, everyone!


Monday, July 19, 2010


I've been trying to figure out the best direction to start putting my ideas for the one-woman-show on paper. It's hard to articulate how the main event should start. At the moment there are a lot of profanities and a thunderstorm, (which is the cause behind the profanities). I am having a serious case of writer's block. It could be that in the past few days a glass has fallen on my head twice from the same spot. I'm beginning to see a pattern...
Anyway, I'm feeling a bit lackluster today; I have no idea where this funk came from, but it needs to leave now.
I hope everything is well for everyone else.


Sunday, July 18, 2010


In the blue, silver, chromemium diner!
Sorry, I just love Tick...Tick...BOOM! And since it is indeed Sunday I figured that this would be an appropriate introduction to today's post.
Yesterday evening I visited the Yarmouth Clam Festival and it was a grand ol' time. There were rides and food and, (the best part) crafts! I found one booth that had a wonderful little product that involved making felted animals. Yet instead of the usual washing machine, soap rubbing process they used a technique called needle felting. I found this very intriguing since I have a pile of wool that I haven't had any ideas for. I just may try this technique out and see what comes of it.
Either way, the play ideas are still flowing through my brain, but it is hard to put them onto paper. It's hard to put ideas into products sometimes, but hopefully my one-woman-show idea will at least pan out. The idea is sort of a dark comedy about a woman who comes home during a bad thunderstorm and becomes convinced that her mother (or sister, I haven't decided) is coming back to haunt her in the form of a house plant. She then expresses things that she couldn't when this relative was alive. I feel like this will work better than a play with more than one character. Somehow I feel like this one will work.
Anyway, that's all for now, it seems that I left my phone in the car, so I must retrieve it.
Stay well, kids!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ocean Swimming

Today I had my first ocean swim of the summer at Old Orchard Beach, or as I love calling it: OOB. It was wonderful, even though it was high tide and the waves were lackluster; it still felt so great!
There's something about swimming in the ocean that is entirely different from swimming in a pool apart from the salt water vs. chlorine water.
Speaking of OOB, the next show for Awesome 80s Prom is next Friday the 23rd at Jimmy the Greek's in Old Orchard Beach at 7:30. Remember: tickets are $10 in advance at Bullmoose Music and $12 at the door.
I hope everyone gets a good ocean swim in before the end of the summer!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Well, Darn...

I skipped yesterday!
Ah,'s bound to happen sometimes, I suppose.
Either way, things are looking very good from this end. I've been reading a TON of amazing plays this summer. The latest was Adam Rapp's The Metal Children. Let me tell you, it was awesome. Mr. Rapp has a way with dialogue that makes me not only totally envious, but it makes me feel like I'm reading someone's actual conversation. His plays may be racy, but I don't think I've ever felt such a connection to the dialogue as I have with his works.
I've been looking for something to propose for SPA's spring show. I'd love to direct a SPA show before I graduate. I'm also trying to access the innermost parts of my brain to come up with another play. I am hoping to break 100 pages with the next play I write. I have two just over 60, but alas this is still no good. I need something bigger...something with more plot...something AWESOME. It's so hard to find topics that haven't been over done, either. I have been wanting to write about something that comes from someone else; meaning their stories and experiences. I want to interview someone who has had serious struggles in life and I want to tell their story. I want them to feel empowered by it. I think I know what to do. I have the perfect idea. I can't say just yet, but the wheels are turning. If this idea works, it just may get me a scholarship.
This is the big one, guys! The wheels are a-turning!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fruits of My...Typing?

Ok, here goes daily entry #1!
Currently I am sitting in an office at the Maine Studios reading a play script that is being turned into a movie. The best part? They want my notes. MY notes! I was trusted with the project because every time I have downtime I'm reading a different play. (My library is getting quite vast, by the way.) I just think that it's really cool that I get to actually do things I enjoy at "work." Ok, yeah, it's an internship, I'm not getting money, and I'm not getting school credit, but the experience is totally worth it. I do love me some resume-worthy jobs!
I'm also considering going to a casting call this coming Monday for some short films. I'm not quite sure if I'm ready to take the leap into movies yet, especially because I have no idea how to work the camera. My training is strictly theatre. I am, yes, a theatre snob. Yet, I feel as if this experience will benefit me somehow, even if I don't get cast in any movies. I don't want to appear ignorant, but I honestly have no idea what I'm supposed to do...or wear! Do I wear an audition dress? I mean, I have's black with tiny white spots. It's cute. Oh...I don't know...perhaps I'm over-thinking? Either way, it doesn't hurt to try.
Does it?


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Something Different

Thanks to my dear friend, (and fellow blogger) Ed, or Aubrey Silver I have decided to try something totally different than what I normally do.
That's right, kids: daily posts!
I know it may seem like this is kind of strange -- I did start this blog with the intention of avoiding the whole "personal" thing. Yet, over the past few months I've felt that this is a necessary step towards my sanity, however late I may be.
I am excited about this; it's going to be big!
Sleep well, kids, because tomorrow is going to be a day.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cruel Summer

Well, it isn't really -- but here I am!
Ever since school ended I've been busy, busy, busy! Not only am I taking 16 credits worth of summer classes (two of those are finished and three will be done next week, leaving one lonely little class), but I am also doing a show!


The show is called Awesome 80s Prom by Ken Davenport. I am portraying the character of "Molly Parker," the freshman who desperately wants to be on the varsity cheerleading team, but is being bogged down by her geeky twin brother, Lloyd. The show is mostly in freeform format and only select scenes are scripted. We had a great opening last Friday, the 18th and we hope to have more great shows! The dates are: July 9th and 23rd and August 13th and 27th at Jimmy the Greek's in Old Orchard Beach. (Right off of Route 1 South coming from Portland)

Anyway, the summer is still young and I still have so much to do!
As a final note I am going to state that I have conquered (part of) one of my fears: heights.
Roller coasters? Bring 'em on!
Have a safe and fabulous summer!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Summer Comes and Winter must Fly...

Yes, that is a line from Inook and the Sun. I can't help, but do a little shameless self promoting.
Speaking of which this is the closing weekend for the show! So if you want to go get your tickets soon! The shows on Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 and on Sunday there is a matinee at 2:00.
I hope people can come!

Anyway, since I'm doing some self promoting I may as well give some updates!

First of all I'm currently interning at the Fenix Theatre Company (I also may or may not be posting this on the job). I'm helping with fundraising, which admittedly not my thing, but alas her I am. I'm not getting credit for it school-wise, but the experience is definitely resume worthy. Along with this internship I will be taking 16 credits this summer so I can graduate in Fall of 2011. This shall be interesting...

Also, speaking of resume worthy I was cast as Julia's understudy in USM's fall production of Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor. Yes, yes it's not an official main stage role, but we get an understudy performance and it IS resume worthy which makes me quite happy.

I will also be doing Dramaturgy for the Student Performing Artists' (SPA) show, Bug by Tracy Letts (Directed by my very good friend, Desiray Roy) and the department show Airswimming by Charlotte Jones (Directed by an awesome professor, Meghan Brodie). I also plan on auditioning for Bug so I shall be a very busy lady come September. On top of all this I am now an Officer for SPA (Student Representative). This means I will be going to faculty meetings and basically being the voice of the students.

This is all for now, but I shall continue updating.
Stay strong, fellows.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Opening Weekend!

It's opening weekend of Inook and the Sun, kids.
Everyone should come see it!
This is what I took from the Facebook event:

WHEN: April 23, 24, 29, 30 & May 1 at 7:30 p.m.; April 25 & May 2 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Russell Hall on the University of Southern Maine's Gorham Campus

TICKETS: $14 for the general public; $10 for seniors and USM staff; $7 for students

SPECIAL: "$5 @ Five" show will be held on April 28 at 5 p.m., all tickets just $5

BOX OFFICE: (207) 780-5151 Reservation recommended

Get your tickets now! It's going to be an awesome show!!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Chaos in the Theatre!

It's been quite busy for me ever since I got cast in "Inook." I've had very long hours and have since gotten three extra roles in the show. Life is crazy, but don't fret; I haven't forgotten to update. More will come as the show draws closer.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Call Backs and Casting

It is a happy day indeed!
I recently auditioned for the spring show at USM, "Inook and the Sun" directed by Dr. Assunta Kent. The results involve the following story:

The audition went well. I left happy and feeling fairly confident.
The next night I was sticking around the lobby waiting for callbacks to be posted. Low and behold I got called in to read a part. I was surprised because I wasn't there to audition, but, gladly I went in, read, danced a bit, and left.
The next day I got an official call back. I was very excited by this point and my confidence level was getting higher. The callbacks took nearly four hours. Everyone left tired and cranky, hoping that they would get a part.
Today I went to school to check the results and....I'm in!!
I got the part I wanted: The Spirit of the Dream. That is the one that I felt mostly comfortable with when cold reading. She's an omniscient spirit who's coming foreshadows Inook's father's death. It's pretty intense, I must say.
It's going to be a good week, guys: ACTF and getting in a show. Ah! I'm so excited. I'll post another blog next week when I'm at ACTF and such.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A New Semester Begins!

Top o' the semester to you all!
Now this is going to be a ridiculously busy spring, I'm telling you! I'm taking 18 credits; plus I have several auditions coming up and other projects on top of those. I'm putting myself on a plan to graduate early and so far it's working out nicely. HOPEFULLY it all will work out in my favor. I have seven classes that I picked out for Summer Session already and I have the next year planned out...hopefully it will work the way I plan.
Now, I'm telling you all this because it means that I won't have a lot of time to concentrate on things such as blogging as much as I'd like to.
I shall keep you informed, however if I'm involved in shows and progress on my projects.
To all my readers have a happy semester and more updates will come soon.