This is Jordin, writing my very first blog post ever. What a momentous day. I imagine by the time I've finished I will be feeling very accomplished.
Did you know that when I created this blog, Weebly sent OAT an email congratulating us on the birth of our website? Our beautiful bouncing baby blog was born at 10:20pm on Monday, August 11, 2014 at a healthy weight of 6 pages and 16 elements. They told me I must be very proud. And though this personification of a web page was a little odd, a little goofy, a little cheesy, they were right. I AM proud! And so excited for the opportunity to share my experience working for a company that I really believe in.
Today has been a full day of work and art. After some early morning artistic inspiration from So You Think You Can Dance (okay, not really part of my workday...), I triumphantly made some finishing touches to a dramaturgical project I've been working on over the past week or so called THE LGD. What, you may ask, is THE LGD? Well, I may tell you, it is short for Lexicon-Glossary-Dictionary and it is a fourteen page list of uncommon or tricky words and terms from Romeo and Juliet as defined by Oregon Adventure Theatre (with A LOT of help from our dear friend Alexander Schmidt). Today, I turned the fruits of my labor over to Artistic Director Will to edit and approve. This means that SOON this lovely resource will be complete and hopefully posted on the blog for interested parties (like maybe you?).
Side Note: One of the great things about being Company Manager for OAT is that I actually get to do a lot of different kinds of jobs. Like, not only do I get to do fun dramaturgical projects such as THE LGD, but also I get to coordinate performance spaces, work on contracts, coordinate poster designs (which by the way, check out the beeeautiful design for R and J by Joel Velasco on our ONSTAGE page), and work on awesome blogs like this one. Plus, I get to be in the show!
Speaking of which, at rehearsal today, we had the inimitable Kate Peifer with us to take photos. So, thanks to her, I get to show, not tell, you about how tonight's rehearsal went. Though I will say, luckily, despite possible thunderstorm predictions, we did stay dry (except for my left foot, which stepped in a mud puddle).
To start the day off, we warmed up our bodies. Here's Jessica Hillenbrand (Mercutio), me (Prince), and Eleanor Johnson (Juliet) stretching.
Our fearless leader, William Steele, grabbing some sky
Here's Heidi Hunter (Gregory and more!) rockin' some script work during downtime.
Matthew Sepeda (Lord Montague) and Sam Steele (Lady Montague) finding some marital bliss.
Matthew Sepeda (Paris) and Sammi Boyd (Lord Cap) discussing Juliet's marriage.
Jeffrey Phillips, our beautiful Nurse, warming up his Pulcinella mask.
True love and bonding among cast members: sharing coffee. (Jessica Hillenbrand and Eleanor Johnson)
Well folks, that's all this goober has got for you today!
Coming up for me this week: I get to test out my carpentry skills building the R and J set and next week, I'm expecting my first encounter with a clown nose... So stay tuned.