So today is tech, dress, run, opening and closing night for the Messiah Complex by Nia Witherspoon in the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival! Be sure to check back through out the day for videos and photos posted on my Instagram feed!!! Busy Saturday ahead 🙂
Update: April 6, 2014
Well the whirlwind which was Messiah Complex has come to an end. The audition, rehearsals, tech and final performance could easily be described as a roller coaster, anchored by an incredible script and strong actors, this show, I believe, was able to take the audience on an emotional journey which left many dabbing their eyes and rising from their seats at its conclusion. At the cast get-together following the performance, I was able to chat with my cast members, as well as the playwright, and other audience members about the show and my contribution to the story.
It is always surprisingly over whelming and uplifting to hear someone give such specific criticism and praise about my work on stage. I’m not saying this as a backhanded compliment or bragging about my accomplishments, but it definitely reinforces the idea that you have no idea what you bring to the table until an outside eye tells you. Hearing words about my simplicity, effortlessness, and ability to just be were thrilling to hear, since that is something I always strive to accomplish in my work. Hearing not from just one person, but also from the playwright herself was extremely rewarding and the cherry on an epic night and experience.
In case you missed the Instagram photo diary I live posted yesterday, you will find all of the photos I took below. But to watch the short video posts, head on over to handle “dramagirl07” at Instagram to check them out!