Eight months of school have flown by and now I'm marching towards the finish line of Grad School, Year One.
This Thursday we viewed our "after" videos in Alexander Technique. Let me explain. In October of last year, we filmed ourselves performing simple tasks: walking, sitting, reaching, walking/running with urgency, tossing a bean bag, singing a song, and performing a monologue. We recorded ourselves again mid-April doing the same tasks, and this week, we had a little viewing party to watch the before and after videos. The growth was significant and encouraging to see. Of course, there's still a lot of room for improvement, but it's encouraging to see how far we've all come in eight months.
For fun, here's a list of the characters I've tackled this semester:
- Kate Keller in All My Sons for Director's Project, directed by Sarah Young (NSD '19)
- Sarah Rachel Goldman in Mallory Jane Weiss's (NSD '19) one-act, Going Once, Going Twice
- Maria Sergeyevna Kulygina (aka Masha) in Three Sisters for Analysis through Action class with David Chambers
- Sunny Li in Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's The World of Extreme Happiness for Kathryn Rossetter's Contemporary Technique class
- Velma Sparrow in Leonard Melfi's Birdbath, also for Kathryn Rossetter's Contemporary Technique class
- Blue in Carla Ching's Fast Company, a monologue for Kathryn Rossetter's Contemporary Technique class
- Selina in Michael Weller's Loose Ends, for Kathryn Rossetter's acting class (first half of the semester)
Three weeks until I can officially say I survived one year of grad school. Grateful for this incredible, expansive, exhausting journey!