Alright Brad’s blog fans, here’s a delicious bite. Airfare has been purchased, and the wonderful Rene Vega is visiting the west coast for the first time ever. Yes, the man I’ve been carrying on about will be here the weekend after I get back from Amsterdam. This so rocks. I can barely contain myself.
When I was in Rochester, I met Rene. We ‘hung out’ a couple of times, and the tone improved markedly between the first and the second. Since I left, we’ve chatted at length online almost every day. He’s revealed that he has some feelings for me and vice versa. We’ve both remarked that this seemsContinue reading “Long Distance Romance”
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It was a strange winter break. I had a good time visiting my parents, siblings, and Nate. I performed twice in a town I barely know. It was the second time in the last 11 years that I didn’t return to Milwaukee, WI for the holidays. That kind of took me off-center, but it wasContinue reading “New Beginnings”
I sat in on a rehearsal for the Geva Improv Theatre tonight. They’ve got a sweet space for a developing ensemble. They’re the big cash act here in Rochester. Nice folks. I had a great time with them. My prefessional opinion is that they need some workshop time with more experienced people. They asked meContinue reading “Rochester, NY. 3 weeks, 2 shows.”
Everyone I’ve asked as to what there is to do in Rochester has answered “not much”. OMFG, and I’m thinking about spending 4 months here doing my fieldwork. Although, that part has proved interesting. There’s a dynamic here that is an echo of the friction between CSz and the Brody in the early days. It’sContinue reading “Rochester”
I had to laugh a bit. Nate and I are doing our show here Saturday, and we’re a “choice” attraction in the local arts weekly the City (like a WW pick). No one has even seen us here. Thank god we’ve got a couple rehearsals before we go up. Our first one went great, ifContinue reading “Rockin Rochester”
Tom Johnson bought me a book by the author of the Zombie Survival Guide, which I gifted him with a couple of years ago. Max Brooks is the author’s name. Here’s a quote that I love. “Secrecy is a vacuum and nothing fills a vacuum like paranoid speculation.” It’s from the second chapter ‘Blame’.
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So I’m currently engaged in writing a paper on “What is Improvisational Theatre?”. It’s at 27 pages and counting. I’m approaching it from a socio-cultural standpoint, an anthropological standpoint, and I’m realizing that I could probably write another 30 pages to do it justice. Unfortunately, I have to hand something in to my advisor tomorrow.Continue reading “Endless Task”