End of Spring Break
Highlights from the last week of Spring Break 2016: The Woodsman Play, Julie Delpy Talk, Jeepney (Filipino GastroPub)
It's only the first week out of spring break and we are already deep into our work in rehearsals for Pecong and Scene Study class.
"Pecong" is Steve Carter's adaptation of Euripides' "Medea" and is set in a fictional Caribbean island. Roles are split among different actors throughout the entire play as in our Discovery Project: Pericles.
For Scene Study class I was assigned "Gittel Mosca" in "Two for the Seesaw" by William Gibson. It is a beautiful play with only two characters (Gittel Mosca and Jerry Ryan). Ann Bancroft (The Graduate) and Henry Fonda originated the two roles in the original Broadway production.
I am thrilled to be working on those two plays and I am grateful to be in a program that casts actors "outside of the box." I think that the program and I are on the same page in terms of being cast not according to one's "look" but according to possibility and who one can become.
I am grateful to have finally found my tribe in Group 48 and in my extended Juilliard family, I am grateful to be in a program that encourages me to continually draw from who I am, I am grateful to finally have the space, independence and freedom to choose what I want to include in and exclude from my life.
I am a Graduate Drama student at The Juilliard School from Quezon City, Philippines.