Block 642: April 26, 2015

A year ago, I flew to LA from NYC to workshop a project at UCI, which was followed by a hair-raising production¬†in Arkansas, which got me to move to Portland, OR instead of jumping ship. Life’s a journey. Date: April 26, 2015 Crane: 642 Days Spent on Project: 796 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I … Continue reading

Block 641: April 25, 2015

I had my first Portland brunch today with friends and I think I get it, why Portland Brunch is different than NYC Brunch. It’s not a scene. I mean, it really is about going out with your friends and having a casual meal of whatever you like and staying for as long as you like. … Continue reading

Block 640: April 24, 2015

TGIF. Date: April 24, 2015 Crane: 640 Days Spent on Project: 794 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: In the summer of 2013, right when I was being fired from working on my fifth Broadway show, I was also hired to design a production of an outdoor Shakespeare- The Tempest- … Continue reading

Block 639: April 23, 2015

I made a Crane two days ago, which I stared at when finished. It was the first time in a long while that I thought, “That’s terrible and I hope I don’t have to use it.” But then I thought, maybe that’s the beauty of it. It is what it is. I thought it was … Continue reading

Block 638: April 22, 2015

It’s the first day of school for our tenth (out of 11!) show this season. I am starting to understand how regional theater just eats up the people it employs… Date: April 22, 2015 Crane: 638 Days Spent on Project: 792 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Let me go … Continue reading

Block 637: April 21, 2015

Bad dreams last night, none of which I can remember. Date: April 21, 2015 Crane: 637 Days Spent on Project: 791 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Kate Kohler A. My friend Jeremy asked me to work with his theater company- the Convergences Theatre Collective- back in April and May … Continue reading

Block 636: April 20, 2015

Another work week is underway, and we’re all looking for things to do… It seems crazy that just 10 days ago, we were in a mad rush to finish a show before it opened that night. Date: April 20, 2015 Crane: 636 Days Spent on Project: 790 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have … Continue reading

Block 635: April 19, 2015

Considering I wrote about Crane 634 last night at 8pm, I might not have much to say today. Right… Date: April 19, 2015 Crane: 635 Days Spent on Project: 789 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: In the spring of 2013, I was asked by a friend to design costumes … Continue reading

Block 634: April 18, 2015

Saturday. Thankfully Saturday. Date: April 18, 2015 Crane: 634 Days Spent on Project: 788 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Pete The Dog Walker! When I moved to Washington Heights in the fall of 2012, right after Hurricane Sandy halted a lot of New York, I needed to find a … Continue reading

Block 633: April 17, 2015

Friday. We made it. TOMGIF. Date: April 17, 2015 Crane: 633 Days Spent on Project: 787 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: When I took the job at Providence College, I only needed to visit them three times before I stayed for a week long residency in the winter. This … Continue reading