Sunday, September 30, 2007

Flying Home

Yesterday, I left New York City with my dad and hopped on a flight to San Jose, hometown. Stepping off of the plane was a weird experience. I was met by the deafening sound of...absolutely nothing. Instead of honking horns and constant ambient traffic and sirens and gang shootings...there was nothing. Strange.

Before I left, I had a dialect lesson with a one Ms. Susan Cameron. It was fun, but also a strong reminder of how much work this whole experience is going to be. The dialect is so subtle and so intricate...i just want to make it second nature so i can really focus on the play.

Today, my mom and I went shopping for some "Los Angeles" clothes. She really wants to pick me out a funky outfit for opening night, or as she called it, "a mod, Beatles, rocker outfit." We found some good stuff and I think I have a good start as to what I think I want to wear on the opening.

In honor of the show at hand, I couldn't resist buying a couple Ben Sherman things (for the Union Jack).

It was nice to drive. It was nice to spend some time with my mom. And it was especially nice to see a Carls Jr. Why we don't have them on the East Coast I will never know.

Anyway, I miss all of my friends. I wish I could be around to see "In Trousers," "Urinetown," and "Galileo." To everyone apart of those shows and others that I will be missing...BREAK SOME FUCKING TIBIAS AND FIBULAS! I will be thinking about all of you and how amazing you will all be.

Alright...that's it for now.

I've decided to end each post with a quote from "The History Boys." So, here it goes.

"With a poem or any work of art, we can never say "in other words". If it is a work of art there are no other words."

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Beginning we go.

Someone who shall remain nameless (Frank Ventura of NYU's CAP21) told me that I should start a blog to document my time in Los Angeles, where I will be performing in the West Coast Premiere of "The History Boys."

Rehearsals start on October 5th. I wish they started tomorrow.

I don't know if I am any good at this is also an experiment to see how efficiently I can keep this up. I want to have a detailed memory of this whole experience and I also want to share this journey with those who are interested.

If you know someone who would be interested in reading this blog, let them know. Or as they say in "The History Boys,"

"Pass it on."