Block 372: March 14, 2014

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Well, it’s Friday!

Small victories, baby steps and a busy day ahead…

Date: March 14, 2014

Crane: 372

Days Spent on Project: 390

Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC

Person I would have sent it to: Sofia G.

My third year, when I had the random good fortune of being cast in that Yale Cabaret production of Sleeping Beauty, Sofia played Princess to my Prince.

When all is said and done, I’m actually proud to have had that experience in my past. It was weird, strange, physical, out of control, and very upfront, but I feel like we did a good job with the text. Sofia, for her part, put up with me.

She was an actress in my class year at the YSD. The previous semester, she had been cast in a very large show at the Yale Rep, Safe in Hell. I was assigned to the wardrobe crew for that show. I think I helped Sofia with one of the many quick changes throughout that experience as well.

She’s working frequently as an actress in New York and the regions these days. She’s now at Oregon Shakespeare Festival (like so many other Yalies seem to be), performing. I saw her a few years back (2011) as the Angel in Angels in America at Signature Theatre in NYC, which was fantastic.

Music I listened to while sewing: A combination of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the “Her” soundtrack today. So, I’m feeling a bit mellow…

Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: So very glad this week is almost over. Between several mock-interviews and reviews with undergrad students, a few Skype meetings, a costume sale for the upcoming Pippin, and a party for the web-series we filmed back in October, it’s been a crazy busy week.

I was reading an Entertainment Weekly last night (the issue with Angelina Jolie on the cover), and this struck me:

“Once we grow up and realize how human we all are and how similar we all are and how individually flawed we all are, there’s no time for that [making villains out of strangers], you know? There’s real hate in the world. There’s real violence and there’s real inhumanity. I leave for Lebanon tomorrow- for the Syrian border- and when you see that kind of suffering, when that exists, the less time there is for certain kinds of petty judgmental hate. Because there just simply is enough cruelty and ugliness in the world. We really need to try to protect and be better to each other.”

She seems to have a good sense of priorities.

TGIF, everyone.

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