Thursday, February 4, 2010
First, shameless plug, The Emperor's New Clothes opens this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. If you like children's theatre or have a child to bring to the theatre, COME. If you want to see me acting like (and as) a child, COME. For those of you who don't know, I am playing a bratty eight-year-old in the show. My character sits in the audience with the other children but unlike the other children, when I have an outburst, the actors on stage respond to me. I've been having fun. I do things like yell, and stomp my feet, and... eat my hair? It's been an interesting character process but I think I'm getting the hang of it. I'm nervous to sit next to an actual child because they'll know I'm faking! In actuality what I'm nervous about is the improvisational part of my role. If the little girl sitting next to me asks me a question, I have to answer! If the kid behinds me pulls my hair, I have to say something snotty yet PG! Ah! This is certainly going to be a new challenge for me, but I'm gearing up for it and I'm looking forward to Saturday morning. I hope you all go out and do something artsy this weekend, even if it's just taking pictures of your puppy on Sunday morning (join us next week when Erika begs her roommates for a puppy) or reading the Arts and Entertainment Section of the New York Times. And if not, I hope your team wins the Superbowl. (And since I don't actually know who is playing in the Superbowl, I'll be watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.) Enjoy and I'll see you all again next week!