I walked into the cold hallway of the aquatic center with only the hot jacuzzi in mind when suddenly I heard the inexplicable death cry of the old. Some white “master” hollered at grisly haired men in suspenders (in the pool). The same white “master” tough-loved the women wearing Continue reading War Cry
I will be performing my solo show for the first time tonight. I am excited, scared, and confused. I don’t know what I’m going to wear. Or, if I’ll put on eye-liner. Or, just wear jeans and a t-shirt. Or, whether I’ll want a beer after. There are so many things I don’t know, but normally I’m not so amped about them. Today… with only four hours away I feel like a kid again.
I guess that’s good. I like kids. My kid gave me three pieces of advice for tonight.
- Make em laugh.
- If I get fearful, don’t look them in the eyes… look at the wall.
- Make them talk about me after/Make them remember me.
Oh, nothing. Just waited my entire life to do something like this, and it’s six weeks away. But who’s counting right?
Terrified. I am absolutely terrified.
I am going to share something I wrote on the first day I started to write what would become The Unaccompanied Minor.
The exercise was to write down your hopes and fears. Then write down someone who wouldn’t have those fears. Or, if they would— how they would handle them. Then write a character monologue Continue reading Dear God Don’t let me fail
You don’t know me, but I want to marry you.
This is real, Kate. This…
Yes. This is the real thing.
I don’t know you. I have seen some of your TV work.
Your film work.
I don’t care.
I seriously want to marry you.
Now, I’m married, which does pose a bit of an issue.
I will have to talk to my wife.
I… not really sure how that’s going to go…
But, it’s the real thing Kate.
I thought a lot about what I’d write you.
How I could describe to you what was going on with me
And… Huge. Crush.
I am crushing on you.
I’m forty. Full disclosure.
I have a cat.
Just gave him a bit of catnip, and now it’s the old 3,2,1
“Don’t bit me you little shit. Ow. Seriously, that hurts.”
But it’s real.
I am crushing Continue reading What’s new with Kate Mara
Hi, my name is Elan Zafir and I’ve been an actor for over 20 years.
I just turned forty, and I live in DC (coming up on three years), and I was brought here because I attended the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting—where I got my MFA. I’ve been working steadily Continue reading Proposal to Cincinatti Fringe