Monday, July 30, 2007

back in the dorms

I am "off-cape" as they say but still fueled with residual lobster, softserve, and miscellaneous other seafoods. HG has opened delightfully (the first few reviews are in), and I'll be heading out there a couple more times to watch its evolution over the month. Audiences seem to be enjoying themselves so far and as director Gip Hoppe says: "it's a night out."

One more week in Providence now for the encore of boom being performed with its counterparts over a wild and fun festival weekend. But blah blah what else is going on:

  • I finished Harry Potter this morning. I found it very satisfying. It was nice to experience a completely unspoiled reading of it.
  • I've had a lot of ice cream in the last week. And more onion rings than I've ever eaten in about 5 years. Yet still I think I've lost a little weight this summer. Mostly because of a complete lack of snack availability.
  • I miss Mexican food terribly. And Peet's. And that low tide pee smell of San Francisco.
  • Foods I have enjoyed here (aside from ones mentioned above): Dunkin Donuts (c'mon DD they will go apeshit for you on the west coast!), Wellfleet Oysters, Apsarra on the West Side, bagels with eggs on them, Louis Ham and Cheese Omlette (memories, oil, and goodness
  • My procrastination skills are back in full form. I am sitting in the library right now and have been brainstorming for the new play and I have successfully distracted myself while I do this in many traditional and steadfast ways. Thank god there was no wireless in college or I never would have accomplished anything. OK I gotta eat. Focus. And Eat!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

there she is

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

hello from cape cod

We are in the thick of tech out here. I'm sitting in the back of WHAT's beautiful new theatre looking at the beautiful set of Hunter Gatherers, which opens out here tomorrow night. Right now they're working through the final moments of the play which has some tech heavy magic taking place, including huge things falling, fake blood, falling drops, flying potatoes, quality quality stagecraft!

The stage size is about 5 times of the Thick House which most definitely enhances the epicity. (new word) The folks out here are talented, fabulous and working their asses off while I sit, make little jokes, and buy food. I'm looking forward to seeing what the audience out here will make of this wild little creature. We'll see soon enough!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

the east coast takes its toll

I am typing the beginning of this with one hand as I just nicked my nostril with the Schick Quattro. It's taken me about a half hour to get the bleeding to stop. I don't really like the Schick Quattro but I, like an idiot, left my Mach 3 back in Frisco and I was forced to make a difficult decision at the CVS. I really like the Mach 3, I must say. That is a solid solid bit of razor technology.

The last few days have netted other injuries including a rectangle shaped sunburn just under my "pecs" nestled in my chest hair. Apparently in my haste to put on sunscreen at my first beach trip of the summer season, I did two downward wipes with my hand on each side of my chest, but neglected to move towards the center and unite the protective layer. In addition, there are some cuts and nicks in my heels and side of feet from sneakers and sandals, I'm concerned about my sodium intake, concerned about the integrity of the ham and cheese omlette I just ate, and I've misplaced my dental floss.

Playwriting can be a tough tough thing.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

aw man its sort of almost already over

final boom of the weekend tonight. It's been a blast to watch, and I'm grateful we get two more shows in a few weeks. The performances have been grand and the audiences fascinating to watch. This play paces a little differently than what I'm used to so I'm now learning how that seems to be working. Or not.

So my purpose of existence in Providence is a little light for the next few weeks. it's been crazy intense since I got here, and in fact the pressure of this play has been on hard since, oh, last october.

So, this is how I'm filling the time:

Today I walked down College Hill to the Providence Place Mall, went to the bathroom, pooped, washed my hands and then used their AMAZING Dyson hand dryers (the hand dryer actually dries your hand!), and then walked back to the dorm.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

boom tonight!

Yep that's Jimmy King and Susannah Flood ready to tear it up! Connie Crawford isn't in the picture but she's tearin it too. So is Ken P, director/turg. He'll be tearin in the seat.

Just in case you're in the area it's

July 11, 12, 13, 14, August 3 at 8:00 PM and August 4 at 1:00 PM
Directed by Ken Prestininzi

Can impending doom be the ultimate aphrodisiac? Jules and Jo go toe to toe as their world collapses around them. Sex. Lies.Fish that are trying to tell us something. You definitely won’t want to miss this one.

Box Office: 401-863-2838
Open Tuesday - Friday 12-6 pm

boom plays in the fully air-conditioned Leeds Theatre
Catherine Bryan Dill Center for the Performing Arts
77 Waterman Street,

ooo and check the other shows of the season too!

Neighborhood 3: Requisition Of Doom
by Jennifer Haley
July 18, 19, 20, 21 and August 2 at 8:00 PM and August 4 at 4:00 PM
Directed by Geordie Broadwater

Torah! Torah! Torah!

A New Musical
by Steven Levenson and Andrew Hertz
July 25, 26, 27, 28 and August 1, 4 - All at 8:00 PM
Directed by Lowry Marshall

Monday, July 09, 2007

new age, new song

33. Song undecided.

I just walked to the Brown theater building wearing my UCSF iPod shuffle (that's only funny or relevant to about 4 people) to pick up a nice birthday package sent by Mark from California (which I'm waiting to open, possibly, on my webcam, for the delight of mark, and I'll be naked. just kidding.) Anyhoo, the Missy Elliot song where they say "Music makes you lose control" and has that slot machine sample as part of it came on. And I wondered: is this my theme song for the new year?

The answer is: no its not. Well I don't think so. But I don't know what is. I need yourhelp. I'm thinking it should be

upbeat, maybe a little racey, fun

confident. soulful? non-literal?

not too sad, but not too stupid.

maybe it's on the new tegan and sara album.

I am taking suggestions...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Narragansett Beer

That's what I'm sipping right now. I swear it wasn't around when I went to school in Rhode Island but it says "Since 1890." Perhaps when I was in school here I was too focused on Brown and the Brown Experience and Theater and the Quads and A Capella to notice the local treasures. But, the Narragansett Beer could have had a down period and is now back under new management.

I'm now off to fourth of july summertheaterfest with my remaining Narragansetts.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!

Everyone take a moment in your day to wish my mother a happy birthday today. Thank you.

Genuine Ursula