My sincere gratitude to all of the following for their support in this endeavor:
NB- My advisor/mentor/sounding board on this project; for his seemingly infinite wisdom and guidance. I wish I could elaborate upon my thanks but I’m not sure if my writing will ever capture how much I have truly learned as your “dramapprentice”.
Susan Kerner, affectionately called Susie K- our director and captain of this massive undertaking; for letting me create my own dramaturgical path via blog inputs and for welcoming me along for the Grapes ride.
Heather Benton for exposing me to movement based work and exercises, and letting me explore new ways of playing as an actress and dramaturg.
Our AD Scott and Stage Manager Lauren, whose talents equal their immense work ethics. I look forward to seeing them flourish in their professional careers.
Emma, Jen, Laura, Jesse, and all other members of the Grapes crew, who never once became sour grapes throughout the arduous, long and sometimes difficult process.
The incredible beyond words cast who continually amazed me throughout rehearsals and the run of the show. I’d like to think that “making it” in this business requires 10% talent and 90% professionalism. Here’s to you, thirtysomething of the most professional and down to earth actors I have met in my life. I’ll miss making my “break a leg” rounds before the shows. A special kudos to the seniors, who I’ll be ecstatic to stand with on May 14th.
Thank you, Michael Allen, for being my last minute hero and printing a beautiful poster of my statement for the show. I don’t think my writing has ever been so simple or so pretty. Thanks also to Eric Diamond, Department Chair, for allowing me this scholarly opportunity.
Next up for me…MSU Student Symposium on April 16th, presenting my work on Grapes. Acting as Alice O’Reilly in dis connect, the original world premiere devised piece at MSU from Apr. 14-21. GRADUATION. Law School….and that’s as far as I can see for now. I’m still writing, numerous things: a compilation of true short stories, a feminist view of advertising and consumerism and a daily account of The Cosmopolitan Challenge, in homage to Jamie Keiles and http://www.theseventeenmagazineproject.com/ . (PS- Keiles is an amazing writer and young woman. Check it out.)
I’ll miss you, tumblrs. Thanks for the ride :)