Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"We seemed to float into another land where sound drifted, light rippled and time glided."

So many rehearsals, every, every day!
I have so much to say but not nearly enough time to gather my thoughts and put them into words.
More later.

P.S. The Gowk Storm by Nancy Brysson Morrison is amazing! I have only read through to the third chapter of the second book (out of five), but I have already fallen in love. Scottish literature makes me really, really happy.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

-Douglas Adams

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I just received an e-mail from the EcoTarium saying that, due to budgetary restrictions, my boss has been laid off. I feel like someone punched me hard against my ribs.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Poet

Therefore he no more troubled the pool of silence.
But put on mask and cloak,
Strung a guitar
And moved among the folk.
Dancing they cried,
"Ah, how our sober islands
Are gay again, since this blind lyrical tramp
Invaded the Fair!"

Under the last dead lamp
When all the dancers and masks had gone inside
His cold stare
Returned to its true task, interrogation of silence.

-George Mackay Brown, twentieth-century Scottish poet

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy St. Valentine's Day!

May your day be filled with love from all places and people.
P.S. The weather today is gorgeous!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


 A still from my monologue "Because He Liked to Look At It."

"The Vagina Monologues" goes up tomorrow night! I am so excited. The dress rehearsal was yesterday and they finally got the chaise so we didn't have to practice with chairs anymore and my monologue just flourished with the chaise; that sounds weird, but it is completely true because I was able to incorporate new movement and all around it just went really well. (I am aware of the length of that sentence.) And now the show is tomorrow night and I am really happy to be a part of it. Seeing all twenty-something of us onstage, wearing our black and our red and our pink, makes me proud. We look cohesive and united and strong.

Mount Holyoke's annual performance of "The Vagina Monologues" celebrates V-Day, a cause started by Eve Ensler (author and original performer of "VagMons") to commemorate and honor women who have survived and overcome rape, sexual abuse, physical and emotional violence, suppression, and gender insecurity. The actual V-Day is February 13th, but the celebration lasts all weekend. As part of MoHo's participation in V-Day's College Campaign, our school is just one of hundreds across the country that will be bringing this brilliant, controversial, barrier-breaking show to life. All of the proceeds will go to benefit women's shelters in the area. There might be a V-Day event (College Campaign or even a Community Campaign) going on near you! You can check the event map on the V-Day website, and if you are curious to discover more about the holiday, you can click here.

Hopefully I will have more pictures from the show after our run ends! I really am so excited and proud.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Set Them Free

"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the stars make me dream."

-Vincent Van Gogh

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cue the stress.

My day is about to become chaos.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

une actrice

I just came back from auditions for a student-written murder mystery play, and I think mine went relatively well. Now I just have to wait to hear back from two separate directors, and in the meantime keep my fingers crossed that both wish to see me again.

I have a French quiz tomorrow that already has caused my stomach to knot itself.

Attention Deficit

French is so pointless for me to learn! I am struggling immensely because of my stupid ADHD. I cannot remember anything anymore.

P.S. Happy Groundhog's Day!!