Hello dear readers,
How are you doing? It's been a busy past few day! Over the weekend, there were auditions for several student-run theater shows. I auditioned for three shows, and got the part of Ralph Waldo Emerson in The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. The play is directed by Lee Conrads, who directed The Fantasticks here last Spring, and if you've been following this blog, you'll know that that was pretty much the best part of my time at Carleton. I'm also going to working with Connor from the Fantasticks (playing Thoreau), Andrew Bacon (my awesome roommate), and many other other talented people.
Yesterday, I had my first voice lesson, as well as a voice group session. I'm really excited to be taking voice lessons after all these years of sort of doing voicey things. I was really not much of a singer at all until partway through high school when I started getting into music like the Decemberists and playing those songs with guitar. Then I decided to start trying out for musicals and found that I really loved singing and acting. When I started at Carleton, I was doing varsity Cross Country and Track, and I never really seriously considered taking music lessons. But this term I decided to underload on classes, and so I just sort of suddenly decided to take music lessons. It seems that a lot of my sudden decisions are my best; I auditioned for the Fantasticks because I saw the poster on the day of auditions. Weird.
Did I ever tell you about the Mephator? The Mephator is a mythical creature that is described in the song Metaphor by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. This was the back of the t-shirt that we made for the Fantasticks cast and crew. It has everyone's initials at the bottom.
For all you classics people out there: here's a funny Nedroid comic about Reginald getting stuck under a rock without his friend Beartato to help him. Actually you don't really have to be a classics person, but I thought I'd just put that there.
For my Junior Studio Art Seminar, I'm currently making a video game-like thing. It's not really a game because there are no rules or goals, it's just going to be a little scene that you can navigate and interact with. It's going to involve flying around seaside cliffs. Here's some concept art I did thinking about colors:
It's fun to start to feel a community of junior studio majors as start to plan our Junior Show and take the seminar together. Hopefully we'll have more chances to hang out together and help each other with things in the near future. It's definitely a nice thing to have a community of artists, definitely something that can be hard to find after graduating.
Okay, well, I meant to post this closer to Tuesday. I'd better post it!