Hey there! The summer of 2015 was bananas, you guys. In July we shot the entire first season of "Precious Cargo" with forty actors and twenty crew members in eight different locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Quogue. We have begun planning for post-production, and hope to have the show ready for your viewing pleasure this winter!
Right smack in the middle of shooting "Precious Cargo," I shot an industrial for Cohn Creative Group, in which I played Wendy Goldberg: personal branding strategist to Bigfoot himself. Bigfoot's costume came with its own wrangler. It was impressive.
At the end of July, it was off to Vermont for a whirlwind week of rehearsing for CYMBELINE with The Here & Now! Talya Klein has created quite a company. Once a year, she produces and directs a sight-specific production of a Shakespeare play at the beautiful Crapolla Farms in South Windham, Vermont. For one week we rehearsed the play (a roving production that used every part of the farm as its set) harvested fruit and vegetables for our meals, and built sets and costumes. We had one performance on August 1st. The final scene of the play took place in the pond. Yes. IN it. Swimming Shakespeare. It was a blast to work with a kick-ass cast and crew of generous, hilarious, smart, talented folks (including my hubs Dano Madden), and I'm looking forward to next summer!
Back in New York, I went right into rehearsals for Lia Romeo's play CRIMINAL INTENT, part of The Tank's Rule of 7X7 series. I played a woman held at gunpoint by her ex-boyfriend. It was a comedy! It was a blast, as always, to work on one of Lia's plays...and I got to perform on my birthday! Cool!
So, here we are, at the end of August. I'm gearing up for audition season by singing my face off for a bunch of casting directors in The Growing Studio's Musical Theatre Casting Director Workshop. In fact, I have class tonight, so I'd better get ready. Toodles!