Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rehearsals and Lines

The first meeting was held on Saturday for the Star Trek Tempest play that I am doing. Basically, we went over what we will be doing and decided that weekends are when my "group" will be practicing. Most of us in this play are in different groups that rarely, if ever, meet. This makes all of our widely different schedules much easier to overcome since we don't have to meet as an entire cast until the week of the performance. My group consists of very few people.

On Sunday, I had my first practice. We haven't blocked anything, but we discussed what we will be doing, read through our lines, and made cuts and changes as were needed. It was just me, the director, and the actor who is playing Prospero (my dad in the play). The three of us got through most, if not all, of the 2nd scene (which is my first scene). We cut a lot, and changed things so that they fit with the Star Trek vibe we are going for. We laughed and joked around a lot, and it gave me a much better understanding of my character.

I'm so excited about this play and am looking forward to the next rehearsal. I've learned that our director likes use to concentrate on figuring out our character. Rather than her telling us what to do or how to act, we should rely on what our character would do or say. This should also help with us learning our lines, and if we forget our lines, we'll know what our character would say, so we can improvise if needed.

Anyway, now I'm just working on getting my lines, and my character down. I'm going to try to get a recording of my lines, and the lines said before and after my lines, so I can listen to it while driving. I need to find someone who is willing to read the other lines for me though. I'll have to see who I can convince to do it.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Shakespeare and Star Trek

So, I've decided to do something that's a little odd for me. I am going to be part of a Shakespeare play, called Tempest, that is going to be performing at the Conduit Sci Fi Convention in Salt Lake on May 23rd at 8 pm. We are all going to be Star Trek aliens though, rather than normal humans. From what I've been told, and I'll find out more later, we will also perform the play the night before the convention at the Empress Theatre. I will be playing Miranda, a 15 year old Vulcan. My first practice is on Saturday, and I'll probably find out more at that time. I'm sure that if nothing else, it'll be fun and a good way to meet new people (something I don't do often).

I'm really excited. This is something that I have wanted to do for a while (be in a play again). I wanted to try out for one of the muscials that will be playing at the Empress before too long, but because of school, and work, I can't dedicate enough time to be in a musical. After school is over in August though, I do intend to try out for some of the plays.

I'll post again when I have more information. If you see me often, don't be surprised if I have my script in my hand and try to talk you into helping me with my lines. Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Finally, A Car!

As if you didn't already know from the title, I finally got a car! It's a light blue, 2 door 2008 Ford Focus. It is SO cute and I love it. With help from Wil and Sid, I've decided to name it Bloo, or Blooregard. The name comes from one of the characters on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (in case you care). I was lucky to be able to get my Focus for a really really good deal. My work has a partner program with Ford, and the dealership was really great to work with too. Even though it's a 2 door, the backseat is still really roomy. I used to hate the way Focus' looked, but the new design Ford has for them is incredibly cute, and Wil says the car is totally a Jess car. Anyway, I'm super excited. Check out the pictures!