Friday, April 18, 2008

4 More Weeks

until school's out. I feel like since I'm a college sophomore that I shouldn't have this underlining countdown going on in the back of my head due to a profound maturity level or something, but I don't. I feel like every spring semester just gives me this intense feeling of excitement to be out in the sun hanging out and being active rather than at my desk pretending to be interested in the different social classes of America. I guess it's that little third grader in me. On that note, exactly 30 more days till finals and then I'm FREE!

On more of a Cal Shakes note:
Today was pretty busy for me. I came in and helped look for names of Production Assistants then had a mini-meeting with Emily Morrison (AL Mother Hen) about this summer and planning ahead for future work on 2-Week Camps! It was totes* exciting and I can't wait to start. After that little mini-meeting I caught up with Beth Sandefur (Gala Queen) which was nice since I hadn't seen her in a good two weeks. Then I went on to having a New Works/New Communities meeting and catch-up session with Tara and J-Rich (Jessica Richards, Cal Shakes Princess). Lovely, lovely times y'all. Right now I'm working on updating our contact lists for bay area youth organizations to work with for our 12th Night Project. It's sad to have to update this list because often times you'll find that some non profit organizations have closed or lost a member of their team.

What else to talk about.......

let's see.
I know I already mentioned that [title of show] is going to broadway, so what else.............

OH! The NY Times did a fantastically witty review on Brodway's: The Little Mermaid. Check it out here.
here are some highlights:
"The whole enterprise is soaked in that sparkly garishness that only a very young child — or possibly a tackiness-worshiping drag queen — might find pretty."
"Ursula’s electric-eel henchmen resemble revelers at Limelight, the departed New York dance club, on a dinosaur-theme night."
"The unfortunate Ms. Scott has eight octopuslike tentacles to contend with, which may account for the bizarre mutability of her accent, which shifts among Cockney, plummy English, Brooklynese and Zsa Zsa Gabor Hungarian."

God I love the NYTimes.

OKAY: How about


How crazy is Elaine Stritch?
and i love every minute of it.

Peace and Love,


Friday, April 4, 2008

Blog for Blogs Sake

That's right, y'all. I don't have much to talk about so I'm really just posting a blog for the sake of posting a blog. I was out of the office last week due to a necessary mental health day* and because it was just so darn sunny outside.

Today I haven't done too much either though. I'm sort of just working on writing cover letters to some San Diego theatres and formulating my resume. It's actually really great because I'm using a lot of the resources given to me last summer during the Resume Workshop for interns. I know that sounds like a blatant plug for reasons as to why you should apply, but it's true. I saved all of the notes and information and have been using a lot of it for applying for part time jobs for when I move down to San Diego. It's also been really nice because Daunielle Rasmussen (Intern Shepherd) has been helping me figure out how to present it all. Usually I wouldn't have any problems but since I've done so many different jobs at Cal Shakes I don't know how to explain that and where to do so.

Enough of the boring stuff- let's move on to more important topics like...

-I know this has absolutely nothing to do with Cal Shakes and/or my internship whatsoever, but you have NO idea how excited I am for this. Check it out!

Something else on today's blog itinerary: The Cal Shakes Bullpen Blog has moved! Sort of in the way that Lucky's got married to Albertson's and changed their name to Albertson's. Then just recently changed their name back to Lucky's, which I guess means they got a divorce... But either way it's really exciting. has all the wonder of Stefanie Kalem's blog but with the addition of actor blogs and blogs from Word for Word members!

Let's move on to ...


I'm pretty sure I've posted Stairway to Stardom videos on here before, but this is my new favorite**. S2S was a 1980's public access television talent show. If that doesn't spell fun...

Things to Note:
1.) She wrote and composed the song herself.
2.) I'm pretty sure she made that outfit too.
3.) The vocal riffs on "Tease-a-Louise"
4.) Fierce facial expressions

Well blog children that seems to be it for the week. Next week I'll be in San Diego and then maybe the week after that I'll post the BLOG OFF with Stefanie Kaylime. What is Kaylime? is it a flavor? KEYLIME. A pie. That's right. And a great one at that, even though I'm not much for meringue.

Peace and Love,


*Who sleeps on books? Ever heard of a pillow? duh....
**Besides Melissa Ann Ledwon and Precious Taft.