What a refreshing and lovely weekend! It was jam packed fun in Connecticut celebrating the marriage between my friends Lauren and Brooke. The ceremony was beautiful with Lauren’s father officiating the momentous occasion, quoting scripture and Ghostface Killah. The love was palpable, the food delicious, the tunes fantastic, and new friends were made over the course of the weekend.
A low key rehearsal dinner under the stars and twinkle lights Friday night, allowed us to see the gals one last time before tying the knot. I got to meet the brides’ families and college/childhood friends and trade stories about how we all ended up at the event together.
Apple picking, petting zoo, corn maze and a hayride were the pre-wedding activities I did with Ash Lee and Julia at March Farm. (A check off my bucket list. Woohoo!)
Since I still have limited storage over in my WordPress media, (grumble grumble) you should peep my Instagram feed on the left side of the screen for pics from the weekend!
This week’s #AboutLastNight is all about “Not In This Room,” the production I’m working in as a part of the Fire This Time Festival Festival downtown. What a fantastic opening weekend, three shows down with only two more to go, this experience has been a great one. Not only do I get to work with Daaimah Mubashshir again (read here about our last collaboration) but I’ve made new connections with my fellow actors.
On top of opening a show, my good friend Andrew and his classmate Andrea, made their first trip down from Syracuse on Friday for a ceramics conference. 2015 has officially begun now that I have had a taste of home 🙂
Hope you enjoy the photos, and if you’re in the New York area head over to horsetrade.info to buy your ticket to the Fire This Time Festival’s 10-minute Play Festival.
Cast photo backstage on opening night.
Andrea, Andrew and me, after dinner Friday night.
Line thru with Toni Ann and Chinai in the dressing room.
Caught in the mirror.
Anton and Toni Ann pre-show, out of character LOL
Donning the hijab once again for a Mubashshir production.
This is one of two #AboutLastNight (Holiday Edition) posts I’ll be making this week. This first one will cover my Christmas holiday in New York City, and the second post that will go up on Friday for #flashbackfriday will cover my New Year’s Eve celebrations. Enjoy this blast from the (relative) past as we head back to the office, and our confetti-free daily lives.
Marcel making silly faces at the Rising Circle Holiday party
Silly faces mid-party
Holiday cheer for all!
Holiday cheer downtown at the court house
Bloo and me at his soiree
Performance shot from the Rising Circle holiday party
Washington Square Arch and 1 WTC.
Boo, his pompadour and the tree
Amber and I together for the last time this year 😦
Morgan and the Christmas tree
Bloo and Morgan with the tannenbaum
Chatting and sipping
Performance shot of Amber at the Rising Circle Holiday party
Pose and sip
Theme of the evening
More couch pics with new friends
Striking a pose in the kitchen
This week’s #AboutLastNight recaps the last two Christmas shindigs I was able to attend, the Rising Circle Theatre Collective’s Holiday Party and Bloo and Morgan’s “Ratchet” Christmas party. I sprinkled in a few photos of New York City in its Christmas splendor downtown and in Morningside Heights,as well. 3 days to Christmas!!!