1. These are my ensemble mates from The New Colony’s Associate Company program. We’ve been working on creating a script together using improv. Matt, the playwright, is the ultimate curator of the improvising and dialogue exercises. He and the director, Jesse, will set us up with scene starts that may or may not find themselves in the final product. Matt’s almost done shaping the script, and we go into rehearsals next week for an August opening. We’ve been working since January, so it’s been a long haul of a process! Love these dudes. 
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    These are my ensemble mates from The New Colony’s Associate Company program. We’ve been working on creating a script together using improv. Matt, the playwright, is the ultimate curator of the improvising and dialogue exercises. He and the director, Jesse, will set us up with scene starts that may or may not find themselves in the final product. Matt’s almost done shaping the script, and we go into rehearsals next week for an August opening. We’ve been working since January, so it’s been a long haul of a process! Love these dudes. 

  2. Oh man. Tonight I found this old photo of me when I was 18 and interning in New York. Where does time go? Why are my knees so dirty? 
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    Oh man. Tonight I found this old photo of me when I was 18 and interning in New York. Where does time go? Why are my knees so dirty? 

  3. Skyping with Alan Berliner 4/25/12

    Spring of my junior year of college, I took an experimental film course. It was one of the best classes I took during my time in school. One day, we skyped with documentarian, Alan Berliner. He’s a great artist, and I love his work. These were some gems of quotes from that interview (useful when applied to both art and to life):

    "Everything you do should be the hardest thing you’ve done."

    "Each of us have our own way of doing things and we have a responsibility to discover our way."

    "It’s okay to get lost. In finding your way, you’ll make your art."

    "I have to wait a year after I make a film so I can forget how hard it was and I can feel motivated to work again."

    "Every work of art is a balancing act between what is revealed and unrevealed. It’s a mitigated vulnerability."

    "If the audience can feel that I’m protecting him, sentimentalizing or praising him, something is lost. The audience must realize the risk, the fragility, the existential pain — instead of in the bay, we are now in the ocean. There are sharks out there and you can drown."

    "There’s only one Ultimate Meal, and it doesn’t come in flavors." (ha!) 

    "Waste your time. Waste your money. That’s the only way to learn." (not Alan’s, but his friend’s quote.)

    "What don’t you know if you can do? What don’t you know if you have? Find out."

     

    "I aim to keep the word ‘inventor’ in the air at all times."

     

    And my favorites:

    "It’s inevitable. You become who and what you are."

     

    "If it doesn’t come from a place where your heart and mind intersect, don’t do it."

     

    "Art requires fascination, urging and need."