Posted in January 2015

Block 581: January 18, 2015

Drank some red wine last night. Promptly slept in until noon. Today is perfect. Date: January 18, 2015 Crane: 581 Days Spent on Project: 699 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Heather S. Heather was the company manager at Paper Mill Playhouse. She was in charge of getting us all … Continue reading

Block 580: January 17, 2015

It’s rainy and grey and I’m sitting in bed in sweatpants and my dog is sitting next to me and snoring so loudly I wondering if he’s faking this nap. I really want it to stop raining. Date: January 17, 2015 Crane: 580 Days Spent on Project: 698 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would … Continue reading

Block 579: January 16, 2015

Opening Night. Date: January 16, 2015 Crane: 579 Days Spent on Project: 697 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Chris S. Chris works in the administration offices at Paper Mill. His first season was the season that Newsies opened; he had just moved to New Jersey from Chicago, and was … Continue reading

Block 578: January 15, 2015

Today, I’m nervous. I didn’t sleep last night. Say what you will about the quality of my life here in Portland and how it’s improved since I left New York… but I certainly have more sleepless nights here. Date: January 15, 2015 Crane: 578 Days Spent on Project: 696 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I … Continue reading

Block 577: January 14, 2015

Zero to sixty to zero to sixty to zero. Date: January 14, 2015 Crane: 577 Days Spent on Project: 695 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Rodney G. Rodney is a milliner in New York that makes hats (obviously). I first met him back in 2010, when we were working … Continue reading

Block 576: January 13, 2015

I referenced The Lion King today. No reason. Date: January 13, 2015 Crane: 576 Days Spent on Project: 694 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Hugh H. When we started working on Newsies, for the Paper Mill production and then the transfer to Broadway, Hugh was a draper we worked … Continue reading

Block 575: January 12, 2015

And, just like that, life went from zero to 60 and then back to zero before anyone knew what was going on… Date: January 12, 2015 Crane: 575 Days Spent on Project: 693 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Tess S. Tess was another one of the artists that worked … Continue reading

Block 574: January 11, 2015

Into the woods / Outta the woods. Date: January 11, 2015 Crane: 574 Days Spent on Project: 692 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Jeff F. Jeff is an… artist? I would normally call him a Costume Craftsperson, but his skill set and his influence seems to be growing immensely. … Continue reading

Block 573: January 10, 2015

It’s 11:27pm, so I’m getting this one in just under the deadline. Date: January 10, 2015 Crane: 573 Days Spent on Project: 691 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Julianne K. Julianne was hired by the Paper Mill costume shop to do the overhire craft work for the Paper Mill … Continue reading

Block 572: January 9, 2015

Still trying to get out of the woods. I went back in last night. Date: January 9, 2015 Crane: 572 Days Spent on Project: 690 Location: NW Portland, OR Person I would have sent it to: Carolyn. Carolyn ran a costume shop in New York, on west 26th Street, near Chelsea and super near the … Continue reading