Happy New Year! Yes, I know it's not actually a new year, but for some reason, September has always felt more like the start of a new year to me than January has. I think it's the residue from all those years in school. September means a new season, new clothes, new classes, and new friends.
This September is no exception (except for the clothes, but I AM on the hunt for the perfect black pant, if anyone has any tips). The weather is cooler, the new (TV) season is starting, and I have returned to school - or, well, to improv class. I met my new troupe (new friends!) last night and we had a ton of fun. We are yet to be named, but watch this space for updates on our shows, coming up this Fall as part of Instant Theatre's Conservatory Program.
Four more quick updates:
- I recently had the pleasure of lending my voice to a few characters for a new cartoon called Kolakucoa. I've always wanted to do cartoons, so I was thrilled to be asked and I can't wait to see the finished product. The animation is still being done, so it will be a few months, but I'll keep you updated.
- I've started filming on Wight Space, and in fact, we have some re-shoots coming up (the weather thwarted us). I'm told the first few episodes are nearing completion, and I'll let you know when they're out.
- I'm sure you've noticed that Project HLR seems to be on hiatus. You are correct! I'm told there's an editing backlog. The good news is, once things get caught up, episodes should be released on a more regular schedule. Again, watch this space.
- The last update is more on the personal side. I'm getting ready for my first ever trip to New York next month, which is very exciting. I've wanted to go since I was seven, and I'm finally doing it. While I'm disappointed that FAO Schwarz has closed and I won't get my chance to dance on the giant piano like Tom Hanks did in Big, I am very excited about seeing the sights and catching some shows, including the Deaf West production of Spring Awakening, which was originally done in LA and has moved to Broadway. I have a background in American Sign Language, and I'm so intrigued by the idea of a musical done in both speech/song, and ASL. I'm also pretty jazzed about seeing Marlee Matlin perform live. She's been one of my favourites since I was in my teens.
That's all for now, but it's going to be an exciting season, so I'll have more to say soon!