Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Short One...

A full tech/run last night with the one-acts at NoHo ACE.  Unfortunately I was trapped backstage most of the night and didn't get a chance to see any of the ones I'm not in.  But judging from the dressing room speakers they sounded fun.  Full dress tonight.  My day is about working the lines in the two I'm doing.  One is pretty much down and the other is close.  And, joy of joys, as soon as these are memorized I start learning Praying Small (although I may take the weekend off).

My buddy James Barbour and I have decided to work together in a four-week-long teaching workshop under the auspices of Naked Face Los Angeles, my professional acting studio.  I'll teach monologue, audition and scene study and he'll do musical theatre.  Jim, of course, has a much bigger and more recognizable name than I do in the theatre community so I think that alone will attract students.  We're meeting soon to work out a syllabus and a business plan.  At the end of the workshop we hope to have some casting directors (Angela has given us the guidelines from CSA - casting society of America), film and stage directors, producers and possibly some working composers and lyricists, watch the participant's final product.

On the health front, "the silent killer" is being silenced by the new meds.  And I couldn't be happier.  For the first time in months I'm beginning to feel normal again.

More on the Naked Face workshop as it unravels.  More on the one-acts as they continue thru the run of the show.

Another beautiful day in Southern California.  I might even take a shower today.

See you tomorrow.