The other side of thesis
The Columbia University Acting Class of 2014 finished it's run of The Government Inspector on Saturday night. I'm always really glad for a quiet few days because I get a chance to reflect on things that would otherwise go unnoticed.
I'm tremendously proud of this production. I feel like it was incredibly successful and I'm so grateful that I had the chance to share the stage with Andy Talen; Matt Dunivan; Ethan Nguyen; Adam Petchel; Kevin Tobias; Zarif Kabier; Sophie Amoss; Marianna Caldwell; Ariel Puls; Jeena Yi; Toni Ann DeNoble; Kristie Larson; Greg Nussen; Josué Gutierrez-Gueera and Phillip Shinn... friends and collaborators and partners in crime for these past two and a half years.
I think there was a point during our run where I, by happenstance, got a chance to catch just about everyone individually backstage and share a moment that can only be described by sharing a long exhale and a lasting nod of affirmation that sounds something like, "Pfffffffffffffffff... ... ... yeah.", which I think translates into "We made it, partner!"
Being a part of this class and getting to see these people that I respect so much grow as performers and people has really been a brilliant thing and I'm so thrilled to be able to tell people that I'm in the company of these tremendous, courageous people. Cheers!