Posted in October 2013

Block 244: October 31, 2013

  Happy Halloween, everyone. Today, I’m flying over the moon. My dog, meanwhile, is snoring at my feet. Date: October 31, 2013 Crane: 244 Days Spent on Project: 256 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Anne D. Anne was also there from day one. She and I started working … Continue reading

Block 243: October 30, 2013

  I know I’m supposed to give off a whiff of being jaded as someone who lives in New York, but last night was awesome. I need more nights like that; I was just so happy. Date: October 30, 2013 Crane: 243 Days Spent on Project: 255 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would … Continue reading

Block 242: October 29, 2013

  Last night I dreamt that I had the Sleep No More cast come to the house in which I grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana to stage a re-imagined immersive work. I remember feeling frustrated that it didn’t go according to plan, and that I couldn’t keep track of everything that was going. It also … Continue reading

Block 241: October 28, 2013

  Monday. Date: October 28, 2013 Crane: 241 Days Spent on Project: 253 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Over the seven summers I spent at the National High School Institute, I spent six working in the costume shop, first as a designer and then I would eventually manage … Continue reading

Block 240: October 27, 2013

  I am such a Pisces. Date: October 27, 2013 Crane: 240 Days Spent on Project: 252 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Ora J-B. Ora was a connection that I made through all the costume designers I worked with at the National High School Institute. Like many of … Continue reading

Block 239: October 26, 2013

Date: October 26, 2013 Crane: 239 Days Spent on Project: 251 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Birgitta V. Birgitta was a director a worked with only once at NHSI, but I feel like I have a lot to thank her for… Her project, a re-telling of Arabian Nights, … Continue reading

Block 238: October 25, 2013

  Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” maybe? Date: October 25, 2013 Crane: 238 Days Spent on Project: 250 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Helen L. Helen was another one of the lighting technicians brought in to hang and focus the light plot for each summer’s ten productions at the … Continue reading

Block 237: October 24, 2013

  I’m back, everyone. Date: October 24, 2013 Crane: 237 Days Spent on Project: 249 (I feel like I’m getting behind!) Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Jacqueline R. She was one of the other lighting designers I met at the National High School Institute. I can’t remember how … Continue reading

Block 236: October 18, 2013

  Today will be my last Crane for a week. I’m heading out of town to open my show in Rhode Island, so this Crane will have to tide us over a few days. I hope to be back on the 25th, if things go well, so we’ll continue in seven days time… Date: October … Continue reading

Block 235: October 17, 2013

  Yesterday was fairly amazing. I was genuinely happy. Date: October 17, 2013 Crane: 235 Days Spent on Project: 242 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Barbara R. Barbara was the director of the entire National High School Institute program. She had to oversee the many different areas, each … Continue reading