Kate's Ramblings

A day-to-day insight to the world of the struggling artist... live vicariously!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Cafe Lalo

Started my new weekend job today and I am tired now. I'm serving at Cafe Lalo. www.cafelalo.com Take a look it, may seem familiar to any of you who like Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan movies. Now I'm home vegging out. The first day is always the longest, most tiring.

That's all for now. ;-)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Cause deep down, I'm just a big dork

Star Wars Horoscope for Libra

You are on a lifelong pursuit of justice and determined to succeed.
You convey the art of persuasion through force.
You always display your supreme intelligence.
You have a great talent in obtaining balance between yourself and your surroundings.

Star wars character you are most like: Obi Wan Kenobie

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Migraine and movie.

Well... Friday I took the day off to go to the EPA for Company. I got there at 8:30am and left by about 10:30am, and in that time there were only three other people there to audition. I went first. I'm not even in the union. Very bizarre experience. I did fine. Actually, I had a migraine coming on moments before I walked into the room, so I think I did alright. Really was more focused on not throwing up from the severe pain in the back of my head. As I came out of the room I set down my clarinet and flute grabbed my sweats to change back into and ran to the bathroom, just in time to throw up. I will now have fond memories every time I got back to Telsey for an audition! I came home, saw Alex Geminiani (Sweeney Todd, Assassins) standing in my subway station out in Queens, and somehow managed not to get soaked in the monsoon that decided to come down the second I got off of the train. I slept all day. I'd wake up realize that my head still hurt and go immediately back to sleep. About 8pm I woke up and felt perfectly fine. Kyleen and I hit up Waltz and took a walk so that we could both get out of our houses.

Yesterday, I hit Red Bank for an audition for 42nd Street. When I got off the train, I realized how long it'd been since I was last there because they've since built a train platform. As I was walking down Monmouth Street, I thought about the last time I had been there which was the day Man of La Mancha had closed in June 2004. That was also the last time I hung out with Denise, and within a day or so of the last time I saw Geoff. Interestingly enough, my relationship with Geoff basically began and ended at that theatre... I came home and decided to be lazy. Though vaguely about going to the movies, but didn't want to fight the DaVinci crowds.

Got up this morning and went to see the first mat of DaVinci Code, which was pleasantly entertaining. And now I'm home to hide out from the thunderstorm that can't make up it's mind whether to hit or not. Will probably do some web design, wash some dishes, gather up laundry, and practice for yet another audition.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Vino at my desk

It's Mannes Graduation day! Yay! We are not getting much of anything done today, Georgia has a doctor's appointment, and they fed us wine and shrimp for lunch. Good day!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

It's the day of the show, y'all

Cabaret tonight! one of my favorite moments of directing/producing is that second that you realize that there is nothing more you can do and the show will have to run like a well-oiled machine. It's scary and exhillarating. Yesterday, at the end of our tech, came a modified version of that feeling. Modified because we still have to soundcheck two songs, one of which I haven't heard at all yet. But still... I can focus on my own performance at this point.

I am going to look hot tonight. I have a new black dress and shoes. My highlights are done. I have a manicure on the schedule for today. Sorry if you have to miss it.

So as always, it was wonderful to see Ben yesterday. I say it over and over and over again, but I am so blessed to have him in my life. He gave me a hug and I suddenly felt calm and confident. A girl couldn't ask for anything more. And to top it off, he is performing tonight, and damn is he good!

In other news: I had an audition and callback for Much Ado About Nothing. They both went well. Had to sing and play clarinet, which is a great prep for Company which is coming up this week. Also have an audition for Urinetown next week. So, life is pretty good all around.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


You Should Get a MFA (Masters of Fine Arts)

You're a blooming artistic talent, even if you aren't quite convinced.
You'd make an incredible artist, photographer, or film maker.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

EMC means something now...

Really awesome thing happened today. Equity created an EPA process for EMC's to have priority amoung non-Equity people at EPA's. This ROCKS!!!!

Sadness to AP, one of her classmates was killed in a car accident last night. I hope they are all ok down in NC.

Cabaret this weekend!!!

Gilmore Girls Season Finale tonight!!!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Continuing from this morning...

I had a lovely lunch with my sister in Central Park. It is gorgeous today... It's days like this that make me really love New York. I can't believe it's almost summer again. It's been several years since I've stay in the city for the summer and I am really looking forward to it. Movies in Bryant Park. Midsummer Nights Swing at Lincoln Center. The Pool in Astoria Park.

Speaking of Summer, I got word today that I will get to take this amazing audition workshop through New School Drama. It's a three-week immersion course working on audition skills for Musical Theatre. It includes workshops with some awesome talent and trips to shows with talk backs (funny enough, Sweeney is one fo those ventures... hahahaa!). This is exactly what I need professionally right now. The timing couldn't be better.

Life is pretty good at the moment... I could think of one thing to make it better.

Just Kiss Me Once and Kiss Me Twice...

Then kiss me once again,
It's been a long long time.
Haven't felt like this my dear
Since, can't remember when
It's been a long long time...

Ok so it's been a while since I've updated here. I started writing on my friendster blog, but I think I'll be back to Blogspot for a while.

So much going on (as always). The biggest thing at the moment is the Red Door Cabaret. My theatre company's very first performance. I feel like a mother who's baby is taking its first step. I'm beaming! Some of my favorite people are performing, and I might sing something too. I don't even care how successful the event is financially, I'm just so glad to be doing something like this.

FYI: If you wanna come and haven't gotten one of the 500 emails I've sent:

The Beginning: A Red Door Theatre Cabaret
Sunday, May 14th at 7PM
The Duplex www.theduplex.com
Featuring: Dana Danson, Liz Donathan, Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Deena Eddy, Tanya C. Edwards, Vladimir Lapin, Jennifer Little (Phantom of the Opera), Jarret Mallon (2006 Carbonel Nominee), Katie Michalek, and Kyleen Milton
Hosted By: Richard Wallace
Directed By: Kate Erin Gibson (ME!)

The other exciting part about this is that so many old friends who I haven't seen in years have told me they are going to try to be there. Friends from grad school, friends from college, even friends from high school...!

Speaking of High School. My class is officially having a class reunion this year. I can not believe I've been out of high school for ten years already. Amazing. The reunion is in September at Oregon Ridge. Gives me plenty of time to do two things: Get into fantastic shape, and get a broadway show. ;-)

Lately, thanks to the magic of the internet, Myspace and Friendster, I have been talking to people I feel like are from a past life. It's become a daily thing to chat with Brian Pippin, whom I went to high school with but probably haven't spoken to since the 8th grade. I also had dinner with John McLaughlin, another high school classmate, whom I definately was not friends with at all, but whom now lives in Manhattan with his fiancee Emilie. It's just really crazy and overwhelming to realize how small the world is. I mean in Astoria alone (my little corner of New York City) live about 3 friends from high school, 7 or 8 friends from college, a handful of friends from NYU and friends from other parts of my life. Astoria isn't all that big!

Anyhow. My sister is here to meet me for lunch. To be continued...