Please note this post is from when I started to take a stab at writing in early June. I wrote it in July. Fer serious.
You may be wondering where I've been the last few (?) weeks. Well, let me tell you where!
April - Wrapped up the apprenticeship! You can read all about that at the Shakespeare Tavern's blog! I will link to it when I'm not at my place of business and can access the Tavern's website!
I dutifully portrayed Tragedian in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at The Shakespeare Tavern.
The Tavern will be a recurring theme. Just a heads up.
It was a great experience, all in all. Jeff McKerley was a fantastic director. Hope to see him around more. Also, it was a fun experience to be working with my fellow tragedians (Mike, Daniel, Joe and, of course, sweet little Doug.) We developed quite a rapport...you'll know what I mean if you saw the show.
We also had, generally, really receptive audiences. When I told people I was in the show, I can't tell you how many people commented, "Oh, that's one of my favorite plays! When is it? I'll be there." I never knew R & G struck such a chord.
Guess where I'm at this month! The Shakespeare Tavern. We're currently in the last weekend of Much Ado About Nothing until it comes back in August and September to be a part of the August and September Shakespeare Repertory. Come on down and you'll get to see me reprise my role as Claudio, ALONG WITH (shill) Twelfth Night, King John, A Midsummer Night's Dream AND The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). That's more Shakespeare than you can shake a stick at.
Anyway, Much Ado has been fantastic. I never thought I'd be getting such a heavy role right out of my apprenticeship, but I like to think I've risen to the occasion. I'm loving my camaraderie with Matt Nitchie and Maurice Ralston. It's just a pleasure to do it every night. We're in the last weekend of it and I'm still finding things out about C-Lod.
Anyway, next week, I'll be heading back home to celebrate and be involved in my best friend's wedding, which will be fun. I'm going to try to update this more often, even if it's just with little nonsense posts. I know that getting blog posts from me is, often time, like getting blood from a stone, but we'll try to make it happen.
GOOD TO SEE YOU, BLOGFRIENDS!