Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Zooming By

Time is kind of whizzing along. Not necessarily a bad thing - it's just the way life is, especially when I'm in a show (Two more weeks! I am steadfast in my attempt to prove that there is no such thing as a small part...) and the dayjob is off-the-hook busy.

On the other hand, I get more than a little miffed at myself when I realize that I have missed pretty amazing things like the Undead Jazzfest without even registering that it was happening until it already happened. Many slaps on my wrist! Much mortification of my flesh with a barbed lash!


In other news, here's an article about Charlie Sheen's work release program. While I'm the first to assert that theater does in fact serve the community, it strikes me as rather odd that a celebrity can beat his wife and be sentenced to... regional theater. There is humor in this, of a bleak sort. It has been mentioned that this simply reflects his individual skill set; it certainly can be interpreted as adding value to the theater company and its education program (though by the same token there are those whose eyebrows are raised at the notion of being assigned to teach children as part of release for domestic abuse); and the case has been made that it's not all that different from, say, a lawyer doing pro-bono work as a condition of a plea agreement. Discuss.

Friday, June 04, 2010


It's possible that you're aware that Cory is not a fan of being photographed, in general. Quite the contrary. So the other day when she put up nary a fuss at all when I brought out the camera to shoot some pix, I was stunned and delighted.

See, we were working on my lines for the show I'm doing.

Cory started out pretty straightforward, but pretty soon she was getting into it. (As usual, you can click on the pix and get a larger view)

She said she didn't mind me shooting her because she thought it would be a good exercise for me - to see if my line-knowledge could stand up to the multi tasking. I know my lines pretty well at this point (we started performing last night, after all - at the pop-up space at 2 Great Jones, 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays all month. You should come see us!!) so I got through the exercise just fine.

I think her acceptance of the camera may also have had something to do with the fact that she was wearing a super cute dress and was looking all summer-a-go-go. Plus, just maaaaaybe she has a teensy weensy smidge of the performer gene in there somewhere...

I am ecstatic over these shots, and I hope you enjoy them too. Here's one last view of Cory flat out smiling for the camera.