Yesterday was my first day of school for the semester. I had my first 19th Century Brit Lit: Politics & Aesthetics class. Today I have my first Dante & Joyce class. Honestly, this is the first time in my many years of school that I have not had first-day-of-school jitters. I wasn't worried about who I knew in my classes, what I should wear, or if I could handle the work.
No, folks, our read-through for The Bookend Project is tomorrow and I have my first-day-of-school jitters about that! Thankfully, I am not worried about what I should wear to the read-through or who I'm going to sit with. I would not even say that I am worried. That is not the right word. I am psyched!
We have been fortunate enough to gather together a truly extraordinary baker's dozen here for this project. Four actors have been through THE RAW process before, but the other nine are newbies to our particular brand of insanity. Everyone has been privately working towards their characters since the beginning of December, and it is now time to share with the group all the work we have been doing. Tomorrow at noon, we will be gathering on the Queens Campus of St. John's for the very first time and I cannot wait to see what these amazing actors bring to the table.
Also, we have succumbed to the wiles of social media -- we are on Twitter! You can follow us @adkshakes and I will try to tweet a bit tomorrow to let you know how the read-through goes! Of course, don't forget that tickets are on sale for The Bookend Project now. For an advance discount, buy your tickets online at adkshakes.ticketleap.com.