2012 Matches

2012 Matches:
Elyse Leyenberger (Photography '12) : Andrei Jackamets (BFA Photography '83)

Ryan Berardi (Sculpture '14) : Anthony Visco (BFA Sculpture '70)
Kaylyn Gray (Multimedia '13) & Michael Knaub (Multimedia '13) : Michele Kishita (BFA Painting '97, MFA Painting '10)
Diane Meck (Dance '13) : Geoffrey Kershner (BFA Acting '00)
Kennedy Dickerson (Photography '14) & Michael G Malloy (Photography '12) : Nancy Eichenbaum (BFA Photography '87)
Megan Beck (Illustration '13) & Lydia Guadagnoli (Illustration '14) : Veronica Cianfrano (MFA Painting '11)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade." ~Gertrude Jekyll

It's been a little while since my last blog post, but that's because I've been busy enjoying my time here at Endstation Theatre Company!  
If you would like a summary of my experience thus far, please read my blog post for the company that just went up today!  http://endstationtheatre.org/blog/


June is flying by!

        The Acting Interns have continued attending master classes, and in fact, the number of classes per week has doubled so that we now have one every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! 
I'm very grateful for these opportunities to continue my education... for free! 
We've continued Linklater Voice work, and have also experienced a Headshot & Resume workshop, a Marketing/Audition workshop, and Scene Study classes.  I've really enjoyed them all and am learning a lot in each class.  (In addition, each of us have just received two scenes that we will start work on next week.  More to come.)  

        The Comedy of Errors is now half-way done with its run!  I can't believe it.  We only have 5 shows left.  Each performance has been unique, and I'm still having a great time.  One performance was especially unique, as a loose dog explored the area and found his way into our playing space to join the play.  He even managed to sneak some food off of a picnic blanket...
But, regardless of whether or not our cast comprises of a dog, it's always nice to see the audience enjoying themselves on a cool/warm summer's evening, sipping wine and laying out their picnics.  We still get a ton of laughs every night which helps us feel like the jokes are new (although most of them never get old, in my opinion!).

If you'd like to get a visual on what this show is like, watch our preview video! 

I'm the silly, short one with the golden bow tie.

        Rehearsals for Macbeth are coming along, and we have now had a few full runs of the show.  It's nice to see the show in its entirety...  With this play, we've been rehearsing by section/scene, so not everyone is always called at the same time or on the same days.  
        The "apparition"/"cauldron" scene has been re-imagined so that my character gets possessed... it's pretty creepy and intense.  
A few days ago, as I was busy being possessed, I managed to scrape myself up a little.
...it looks pretty bad, but it really isn't.  

I just felt a little silly since my newly "injured" hand and knee are the same hand and knee that I chose to give my character injuries in.  I decided that this was just my version of Method acting.

        Besides rehearsals, performances, and classes, I've also just begun my Administrative duties that are a part of my Fellowship.  I'm assisting the Artistic Director in choosing the musical for next year's season, and will be helping with Endstation's "Playwrights Initiative" program (which brings 3 playwrights to the Sweet Briar campus to write, workshop, and develop new plays http://endstationtheatre.org/playwrights/) as well as "Unearthed" (a new musical being developed by Endstation here this summer  http://endstationtheatre.org/community/)!

        I've also helped out with poster-duty: running Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival posters and handouts to businesses and restaurants in the nearby city of Lynchburg and in surrounding areas, including vineyards nestled all over the mountains.

I'm so enjoying myself.

Until next time!

One last thing!  Think about supporting this company 
through our "Sponsor an Artist" campaign :)  
At least take some time to watch the crazy video!!  

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