Sunday Funday! Now, what am I going to do?
Date: January 19, 2014
Days Spent on Project: 337
Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC
Person I would have sent it to: Lee S.
Lee was a year ahead of me at the Yale School of Drama. When I moved to New Haven, he was designing the first student production for that year, Tennessee Williams’s Orpheus Descending. The set was massive; they turned all of 1156 (they’ve since changed the name of that theater… it’s now got a patron/donor’s last name) into the store where all of that story takes place. It was my first, come to think about it, experience of being “immersed” in a show’s world. Granted, it wasn’t going so far as the immersive theater that I’m drawn to know- there was still an audience seating area and a definite fourth wall that the actors wouldn’t break- but it was exciting to walk into a space and have it entirely transformed into a different world.
That world was monochromatic, blue gray, and old. I still think about it.
Lee was another one of the designers that “got” the Yale design education, and his work was consistently good. He now teaches there, too.
On a side note, Lee introduced me to the joy of the movie Mildred Pierce, New Haven pizza, and also one of New Haven’s gay bars. He had a dog- a Jack Russell (maybe?) named Oliver. Oliver never liked me.
Music I listened to while sewing: I’ve got Dance music on this morning. It’s upbeat. I need that.
Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: I just want everything to work out.
I would like to some day be in a relationship, maybe get married. I’m undecided on whether or not I want kids.
I would like to be able to pay off my student loans and credit card debt. I would like to know what it feels like not to worry about money or what my next job will be.
I would like to make something important. I don’t know what that is yet.
I would like to live in the New York that Sex and the City promotes- a city where I knew a group of people that could involve me. I don’t need the social scene of that fictional New York; I just need the group.
I would like to look back and think I did something worthwhile. I don’t need to be famous. I’d just like to know someone else noticed.
I would like respect. From others, sure, but also from myself.
I would like another cup of coffee.
Okay, time to get today started.