I dreamt, of my funeral...Thu, May 8, 2008 - 11:05 AM
I had my 1st show as "part" of Unexpected Productions. I use the quotes when I say I was "part" of them because I'm not really a part of their troupe. I'm a crew member that's been taking classes and going to rehearsals. So to me it was a great honor to be cast as a "rep" from Unexpected Productions. It showed me that the company knew I was working hard towards becoming a member. Whether that happens or not, who knows. But for now I consider this my trial run and will be trying my best. I have 1 more show this Saturday, then that's it for a while.
Actually, that was sort of a lie. I lied to you, and I'm sorry. As part of the class I am taking, we get to be involved in the "Student Showcase" at the end of the quarter. Because the class I'm in is so large we get the whole 1st half. It's just more games, but it's still going to be lots of fun to perform in front of an audience again. The showcase idea scares the bejeebus outta some people. Not me though. I'm a ham.
Last night in class I felt the teacher was being harder on me than anyone else. Someone told me that they think I get a different kind of critique because of my skill level. I don't know how much of that is true, but last night I felt like I was being targeted. I like my teacher, he always works the Bar at the theatre when I work box office, so between shows we'll sit and talk shop over a beer. So maybe they're right. Who knows.
I saw Corteo on Tuesday. www.cirquedusoleil.com/Cirque...tro.htm It's the story of a clown that is watching his funeral. It's meant to be a joyous event. His former lovers, friends, and circus acts are there to pay their respects, and share in memories. The thought of all the people gathered together for the love of one man, was very heartwarming. It made me wonder what sort of legacy I'd leave behind. I like shows that make you think, even if there is crazy acts going on. Plain and simple, it was AMAZING. All of the acts were top notch, and the music was fantastic.
So what's in store for The Mike Robles? My (almost) last Improv show on Saturday. Kids in The Hall next Thursday, more classes and volunteer work, then the showcase. After that? June... and my birthday.
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|I know it's hard when you feel targeted, but it sounds like your teacher is pushing you to really reach your potential, rather than just teaching to the lowest common denominator in class.|
|The show was really really good. My favorite part was anything involving Valentyna. She was so great!|