Monday, June 23, 2008

And then there were none

No more plays, anyway. It was with a feeling of great sadness that I left PAC on Sunday after our cleaning tasks were complete. We still have the graduation showcase, yes, but Sunday was the last time we would all be part of a play together. It is sad. The Hiding Place was a lot of fun. It was hard, yes, and I certainly struggled with aspects of it throughout, but by the end I felt good about what we had all done. Now it is finished, and in only a few weeks we'll be leaving PAC and going our separate ways. I'm trying hard to see this as the beginning of something new and exciting, but sometimes I can only see the end in things. What I can say is that as well as the training and experience, I will be taking with me all the great people I've met and the friendships I've made in the last 2 years or so. You all know who you are. I thank you from the deepest part of my thanking place.

- Tom

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Define Irony:

Irony: Girl practices limping for 3 weeks so that she will have the feel of it in her body then developes foot pain in the same foot she has been practicing on.


Monday, June 16, 2008

For Our Fearless Leader

Recently, on our trip to Canada, I saw this and thought of Beth's doggie. Hope you all get a laugh. (Nicole! Canada is whacked!)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Dancing with the real stars

One of my favorite times in the Conservatory, hands down, are the warms-up in the Acting classes with Beth.
It’s dancing time. We make a circle and take turns dancing in the middle. We make eye contact with someone else and invite him to the center, create a dance moment and leave. While we are in the “outside” of the circle we let ourselves go and be influenced by the movements of the person who is in the middle.
I can’t say how liberating this exercise is. No words, just pure movement, energy and contact.
I grew up dancing: in the kitchen, in the living room, at school, parties. It was such an important part of our culture, as family, as individuals. Usually, if I remember a happy time, there was dancing involved.
And here, particularly, I feel very relaxed when I am dancing.
When I talk I often feel self-conscious. I am worried how my words are sounding or about my pronunciation. Lately I have felt better and better about my English, but still, nothing beats the dancing time.