So I had to give up my part in Memory of Water. My financial situation made the trek to a theater more than an hour from both my work and home daily impossible. The burlesque showcase is currently on hold.
But nothing is going to keep me from working in the theater!
I will be choreographing for a new theater in Hartford called Urban Traditions. The show will be in January and it is a showcase being done as a fund raiser to help the theater raise enough money to hopefully morph into a non-union paid theater. The founder is very passionate and I’m excited to see the direction the theater takes. This particular showcase is not really my thing. It’s a family friendly night and there will be kids in it. I’m not a big fan of working with kids. Or sweet schmaltz. But in June there is going to be a South Park/Book of Mormons night and that is totally in my groove. I haven’t committed to the South Park thing yet but I hope that my experience with the January showcase is good and that the director likes me and my work so we can work together on that as well. The theater itself is also really interesting because one of the goals is to have true color blind casting and to get more people of color on stage. To that I can only say, YAY! Tired of watching talented friends get looked over because they aren’t the right color for the part.
I am also acting as dance captain for Spring Awakenings. Dance captain? For Spring Awakenings? I know, I know. It isn’t a dance show but the producer seems to think that there will be a use for me so we will have to see. I’m excited because I love the show and really need to be involved right now. So I’ll just hang around the theater and sweep the floor if I have to.
So a whole new set of things to think about and work on.