Kate's Ramblings

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

Friday, June 27, 2008

I really really really wanna go to the beach...

A dream of mine...


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I'm as corny as Kansas in August?

Dave in his swimming trunks?

So I work basically next to the the Late Show with Dave Letterman. Every Wednesday afternoon during or after the matinée of Sunday... we wander outside onto 53rd street and see tons of people waiting around the stage door of Letterman for various reasons. Last week (or the week before) I ran into Regis as he was leaving. Another time it was a rapper I didn't know. Today I go out there, and they have set up a Slip n' Slide on the sidewalk. Hmmmmmm...... Someone's going to get hurt... I guess they forgot to read the instructions where it says "Intended for use on the grass." Can't wait to wander out in a few minutes and see what's going on now!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

If I ever leave this world alive
I'll thank for all the things you did in my life
If I ever leave this world alive
I'll come back down and sit beside your
feet tonight
Wherever I am you'll always be
More than just a memory
If I ever leave this world alive

If I ever leave this world alive
I'll take on all the sadness
That I left behind
If I ever leave this world alive
The madness that you feel will soon subside
So in a word don't shed a tear
I'll be here when it all gets weird
If I ever leave this world alive

So when in doubt just call my name
Just before you go insane
If I ever leave this world
Hey I may never leave this world
But if I ever leave this world alive

She says I'm okay; I'm alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right

She says I'm okay; I'm alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right
Yeah should be alright

I love Kyleen.

That is all.


This is Proof weekend. Opening night was Friday and we opened to an unbelievably full house. I think we had more people at that one performance then we did at all of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. The audiences yesterday were sparse, but still really responsive and great. Today's will be small, but the closing show, Monday night will be big and joyful I suspect.

This has been the most successful Red Door Project yet. I will need to spend the next few months evaluating why that was, although I have a few ideas. Spent some time chatting with Chris about the future of the company and he had some great advice. There is some more long term planning to be done. We will be building a Board of Directors in the next few months as well. We are at the point that Kyleen, Izze and I can't do this on our own without it being our jobs. (Wouldn't that be nice.)

Anyway. So thrilled to be able to play the role. Excited that everything came together.

Thank you to everyone who came out to play with me on this one.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Is it crazy that one of the highlights of my day is finding out that Ben finally joined Facebook?!

This is "best friend Ben" who's been out of town for nearly a year. He'll be back soon, and then there won't be any good reason why we don't see each other! ;-)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

And one more... for today:

Santino (in the show): "Mademoiselle, me and my friend, we are but soldiers."

Tom: Butt Soldiers?!?!?!

Tomism #3

"You're not blogging that are you?"

Tomism #2

"I have a really big tongue."

About Claire Danes...

Tom: I'd definitely touch her boobies.

Kate: Does she have some?

Tom: I'd find them.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

One more Cole Porter reference...

... yeah i know...

It's too darn hot!

I'm in the land of musical theatre geeks because almost everyone I know made some sort of reference to that song today.

I'm at the end of day 5, of a stretch of 6 double days in a row. I am tired. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I can see it, sort of. I'm so ready for summer. For the end of the theatre gig, so that I can enjoy my summer and relax, even if just a little bit. So that I can go to the beach, and see my roommates, and go on actual dates that aren't dependent on how long i can keep my eyes open.

One a different front, I am officially back to my grad school weight. I have to say, I have no idea how I did it. But damn does it feel good. 10 more and I'll be back at college weight. That would be crazy!!!

I thought of about five things I wanted to write about earlier today, but now I can't think of a damn one. Oh well, maybe they'll come back tomorrow. For now - back to working on Proof!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wow, it's been a long time.

So much has happened in the past year that I'm not even really sure how to backtrack. So let's just start with now.

To catch you up, I'm working as the bar manager at Studio 54. I've been doing this for the run of Sunday in the Park With George which began in January and will end at the end of June. Before that I was the bar manager at the American Airlines theatre for Pygmalion and the beginning of The 39 Steps. I am also working at a fantastic restaurant in Astoria called Bistro 33. French/Asian/"New American" food (the most amazing Sushi in the world). we just won best new restaurant in Queens from TimeOutNY.

I've been studying acting at The Barrow Group with Lee Brock and Seth Barrish. I have an amazing class, and I've made some friends I know I will have forever. Also, The Red Door is building a relationship with Barrow Group that I know will be beneficial to us both. Speaking of Red Door, David Auburn's brilliant brilliant piece Proof is going up at Barrow Group the end of this month. I'm thrilled to be acting in it and working with some of the most fantastic people I have ever met.

I got back into ballet earlier this year, including pointe. I stopped going for a while because of some personal things going on in my life, but I'm happy to report that I went back yesterday and I feel great. Once Sunday and Proof are over, I hope to get back into regular class and back up on pointe.

Of course, it wouldn't be a complete update without news on Zelda and my love life. We took Zelda to Ted Pappas at Pittsburgh Public and did a reading of some scenes for him. He seemed to really enjoy it, gave us some advice, and now it's back to waiting. I wish Colette would let me give her some of my contacts, but I can't push her. It's more her baby then mine.

Aaron and I finally parted ways permanently. It was nasty and ugly and there are lots of skeletons hanging out in closets. But I'm glad to be done with him. My friends and I have nicknamed him "Ass-face" courtesy of Matt Hinkley's great song "Leave Town," which sounds mean but was well-deserved.

I've started seeing someone new, and wonderful. His name is Paul, and long story short, we met a very long time ago, but just recently made a connection. Paul reminds me that there are decent, amazing, kind human beings out there. I so don't deserve him, but I do hope it's a long time before he figures that out. I'm sure there will be many more updates on this front.