Holy Cow!!! Only three weeks left for me in the play. It has gone by so fast. It is hard to believe it has been three months. I feel I am just getting started, just getting inside my character’s skin. Seriously, it doesn’t feel like acting any more. As I said the other day (I think), even the scenes I didn’t like and sort of dreaded and am feeling at ease with now, enjoying even.
I just agreed to attend a UNESCO gala event in Germany in November and have decided to make a detour to Bonn so I can visit Beethoven’s birthplace and his archives, just as my character does. It is almost impossible to get permission to enter the archives but last week, the man, Dr Laudenberg, who allowed our writer and director, Moises Kaufman, into to archives saw the play and invited me to come. The UNESCO gala has provided the opportunity—and they pay the travel!
Right now I am about to leave for a reception for the Drama Desk nominees. I hope the others will be there. Some of them I have seen and I want to applaud them. What competition! “9 to 5” got the most nominations and I hope those three actors will be there. And, maybe our set designer, Derek McLane, will be there. He was also nominated and is sooo brilliant. Maybe there will be photos to put on the blog.
See you next time.