Behind the Scenes09.04.2009While IÃve got about 40 minutes to kill I figured now would be the perfect opportunity to update you all on whatÃs happening in my life at UD. There are two main, super-exciting things that I feel the urge to share, so here goes.
First and foremost, remember the auditions I mentioned in my last blog? Well, I got a part in one of them! I will be playing the part of the Loud Stone in the Studio Theatre production of Eurydice, a story based on the Greek myth of Eurydice and her husband, Orpheus. The basic storyline (without giving away too many details) is this: Eurydice and Orpheus get married, Eurydice dies and goes to the Underworld, and Orpheus searches for her, finally striking a deal with the Lord of the Underworld to try to free his bride. Of course thereÃs more to it, but I canÃt give too much away. The show is hilarious and emotional and touching and strange and will, without a doubt, be a bundle of fun to put on and to watch. If this didnÃt convey how amazing the show will be, IÃll just say this: raining elevator on stage. If that doesnÃt intrigue you IÃm not sure what will. But seriously, itÃs going to be amazing. The only thing is that opening night is exactly three weeks from tonightÃ yikes! So, I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of my time in the Music & Theatre (M/T) building rehearsing.
Second, as if that wasnÃt enough excitement for one post, my friend Jessie and I had our brainstorming session for the show weÃre planning to produce for Flyer TV. Flyer TV, for those who donÃt know, is the campus television station that airs student-produced programs. The great thing about Flyer TV is that itÃs a great opportunity to become familiar with video and sound equipment, editing software, and production skills and to begin building a digital portfolio for possible job interviews in the future. And, the best part is that Flyer TV can be taken as a class for credit or just for the experience and fun of it! For now, for me personally, itÃs just for fun and experience. But after I take the introductory video production class (Video Basic), which IÃm taking this semester, IÃll be taking the class for credit. Flyer TV is also fantastic because you can get as involved as you want from the very beginning of your freshman year, compared to other colleges where you might have to wait until later to learn how to use the equipment. Basically, weÃve got a leg up on our competition.
I guess what IÃm trying to say is get involved in something you love, because I definitely have and itÃs made my time so far here at UD an incredibly experience.