Block 339: February 9, 2014

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Up at 5am for the start of the shoot. Off to Jersey we go!

Date: February 9, 2014

Crane: 339

Days Spent on Project: 358

Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC

Person I would have sent it to: Amy A.

Amy was a sound designer at the Yale School of Drama; we only overlapped for one year because I was a third-year her first.

I actually saw her back in December at the Yale Holiday Party. Before that, the last time I had spoken to her was back in January of 2011 at a concert at Joe’s Pub.

She now lives up in Massachusetts, teaching at UMass Amherst, if I remember correctly. I have to say that her path has been interesting to follow for me. Back in 2010, I think, she started blogging about her disillusion with theater and with living in New York. Her blog, which I didn’t follow avidly, talked about her last days in New York, her decision to give the city a break, her move to a house that her parents owned and she could live at for a while, and trying to regain her balance and composure and focus.

I’m not sure what was the straw the broke the camel’s back, exactly. Was it theater? Working so hard on as many projects as possible, just to bring in any kind of money? Dealing with the city? I can’t remember what it was, but she took a break and went away… and has found her way back to theater.

She teaches sound design at UMass Amherst now. When I saw her back in December, she was happy and very enthusiastic about teaching and settled… and working on a lot of theater still. She also brought her boyfriend, too. It was good to see her again.

Funny how theater people tend to go away and come back.

Music I listened to while sewing: I’ve recently discovered the song “All The Way,” by Timeflies. Awesome-ness.

Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: As we gear up for our first day of shooting, I think we’re prepared!

I did find an few bustier options… all for under $10. I found a pair of insect wings for $15! I even found a crazy-weird but crazy-amazing and perfect pair of heels for this character. At $60, they were not in the cards for us, until the producer saw them and told me to buy them.

I’m not sure what to expect, other than being cold since we’re filming outdoors all day, but it should be interesting?!

More soon.

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