What I’ve Learned: Little Mermaid Edition

It's been a week now since The Little Mermaid Jr. closed.  I've been able to decompress a bit, and reflect on what I've learned. At the first rehearsal, pass around a Sharpie and have your cast write their names ON THE COVER of their scripts, right away.  That way when they inevitably get left behind, …

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One chapter ends… another one begins!

I woke up yesterday with the weirdest feeling: "I don't have Little Mermaid rehearsal today." And then I wasn't sure what to feel. Sadness?  Relief?  Nostalgic? This has been a crazy process.  I can't think of a better way to describe it.  I had an incredible cast of talented, dedicated, generous young actors.  I had an …

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Throwback Thursday: Longsword in NYC with OKTC!

This week’s Throwback Thursday is from my trip to New York City with OKTC, in March 2012 (actually one year minus one day ago today!).  After attending my first Art of Combat summer intensive in 2011, I was really eager to get back to swinging a sword in the Big Apple again.  So I arranged with …

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What I’ve Learned: Edward II Edition

Welcome to another edition of What I've Learned... Edward II-style! I've said it before, and I'll say it again... learn your lines early.  Seriously.  Starting learning them as soon as you get your script.  It'll take the same amount of time now as it does a week before your show.  I've written about the subject here and here. …

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Throwback Thursday: Michael Esper!

This week's Throwback Thursday is from my trip to New York City with OKTC, in March 2012.  I got my photo taken with Broadway actor Michael Esper, who I saw perform in Leslye Headland's Assistance at Playwrights Horizons (which, by the way, was awesome, and I've used monologues from this show for auditions since then!).  This …

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