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Time Flies

Wow guys! I gut super busy and didn't post for a few months.. or twenty four. I'm so bad at this. BUT I desperately want to get better, So we're going to try this again. Let's see. What has happened since I last posted? In April 2014 we opened and closed Macbeth. It was such an amazing experience! Shortly after, WT held auditions for the Fall 2014 jump show, The 39 Steps, and I was cast in the ensemble as well as Pamela's understudy! I spent that summer working at Pizza Hut and the Amarillo Zoo, both of which I quit when was hired on as a Sales Associate at Loft! August brought The 39 Steps and we opened in September, just a few weeks into the school year! That fall I was cast as Stella in the WT Directing class's scene of A Streetcar Named Desire, which is one of my ultimate dreamroles and a dream come true! I don't have pictures, but hopefully will one day soon! A few weeks later I was cast as Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. We performed February 2015 and it was so much fun. Oscar Wilde is just brilliant and we had the most magnificent cast! I then was very fortunate to be a part of a lab production of the new musical unLucky in Love by Bobby Cronin and Crystal Skillman. It was an insane, scary, educating, awesome process. Also very tiring. In summer 2015, I returned to my Love, Broadway Academy of Performing, for my last show as a camper, Once on this Island. It was SO much fun and I can't wait to return this summer as a counselor for The Little Mermaid and Into the Woods! Since then, life has been pretty quiet. This fall I took 21 hours and was promoted to Sales Lead at Loft. I also joined WT's improv humor group, Improv Agents! It was a very, very busy time. It was also during this time that I was forced to start pondering life post graduation. This led me to decide to audtion at URTAs: the Unified Regional Theatre Auditions. It's a massive cattle call audition held in New York City, Chicago, and San Fran where you're given two minutes in front of a roomful of Graduate programs and conservatories. I then made the trip to the Big Apple along with my wonderful friend Lacy in January. We stayed with amazing friends in a not great part of Brooklyn. We auditioned, got callbacks, watched Something Rotten! (which was so incredibly funny), ate delicious food, and almost got pickpocketed on the subway. We were incredibly sad to leave. While in New York, I found out I had been cast in my last WT show, Jane Eyre the Musical as a schoolgirl and Amy Eshton. We begin music rehearsals on Monday and I am so excited!!!!!!! Everything about this show is going to be beautiful and I cannot freaking wait. Which brings me to tonight. February 26. I made the final round of callbacks for the Stella Adler conservatory in New York City and am in the process of submitting my video. I am also applying to several other programs from which I received callbacks such as Circle in the Square theatre school and Portland Actor's Conservatory. I have also decided to apply for an acting apprenticeship with the Walnut Street Theatre in Philly and the Disney College Program, for which I have been extended a phone interview. I am hoping any of these wonderful opportunities will come through after I graduate in May. Yeah. THIS MAY. It is a crazy life you guys. Crazy and amazing.

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I want to be better at this! Good grief. This is probably one of my least favorite personality traits. Generally, if it's not school or work related, I have very little follow through. I have a lifetime's worth of barely begun journals and abandoned workout regimes to prove this point.

BUT it has to say something about me that I keep coming back to this blog. I have an underlying need to chronicle my life. So once again, I am here, vowing to be better.

Last April, I had posted about getting into the Stella Adler Studio of Acting Evening Conservatory. Everything was still up in the air about when I would come and where I would live, and it was a huge, anxiety inducing mess.

Well.

We opened Jane Eyre. And my god. What a beautiful, beast of a show. It will always hold a very special place in my heart as my final show at WT and the last time I was able to perform with some of my very dear friends.






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