We all feel it. Something magical has happened. The show is soaring. Really connecting with people on a deep level. I feel so proud to be a part of this. I don’t know if this will ever happen again in my professional life–being part of something that connects deeply with people like this play does. I now understand what my father experienced, what he loved so much about the theatre–this immediacy–immediate communication with a live audience.
Tonight-perhaps because last night was such a high–we were slightly off kilter-especially at the start, forgot lines, made mistakes, but because we now know our characters so well, we know how to recoup, ad lib, find our way back. I had such a good time on stage tonight. But, today, it was wierd. Colin, Samantha and I all commented on it tonight before the show– first day with no rehearsal– nothing structured before the night’s performance!! We all felt discombobulated. I slept till noon, floated around and then took a nap at 4pm–not knowing what else to do. I got to the theatre at 5pm–3 hours early–just because that’s where it felt safe. I know this will change and I will get used to the new free time, but it will take awhile. I just scheduled regular workouts at Pilates on Fifth, partly cause I need it, (haven’t worked out in 2 weeks!!!)but partly cause I need something regular to do 3-4 times a week.
See you next time.