John documented our entire Off The Rails journey from the east coast of America to the West. He took this photo of me on the second last day of our train trip. Thank you, John for capturing this moment.
I had the honor of talking with Darnelle Radford from Broad Street Review about our journey across the country for Off The Rails. Podcast can be found here: CLICK ME!
We have entered Character work! 8 new characters entered the classroom for the first time today. It is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to Moré.
30th Street Station, Philadelphia. And we are off!
Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. A snowy 8 hour train trip across Pennsylvania.
Arrived in Chicago at 8am. Walked the streets, visited the Bean, did a fantastic workshop with Theatre Unspeakable, watched an epic show by The Neo-Futurists and went dancing!
From Chicago we took a train to Omaha! We LOVED Omaha! We visited Blue Barn Theatre, studied the landscape, interviewed locals, made a piece of site-specific work and ate in a wine cave before boarding a train to San Fran.
Two full days on a train from Omaha to San Francisco. We passed through Colorado, Utah and Nevada - arguably the most beautiful states in America!
We made it to San Francisco! What a fun city!
After 5 days on a train our 5 hour flight home to Philadelphia seemed to be over in a blink of the eye! I will forever cherish this creative adventure. I made many new friends, my perspective shifted and I realized how beautiful America really is.
On Thursday my cohort and I will travel across America for Pig Iron's latest project "Off The Rails" - we will interview fellow travelers, work with theatre companies along the route and observe the ever-changing landscape. Cannot wait!
We did it! We presented our work for the first time to the general public and it went remarkably well. I'm so proud of our work and so grateful to everyone who came to support us.
We have spent the last three weeks rehearsing, proposing, perfecting our work for our upcoming public showing. We are a little delirious. This is how we pose before performing for real!
We began making our own masks today after 4 weeks of working with Larval, Full and Expressive masks.