Thursday, June 10, 2010

When the Magic Happens

Posted by Christina Nieves (Novice in The Sins of Sor Juana)
I am playing the Novice in The Sins of Sor Juana. I love this play because Juana's journey reminds me that the road of an artist is sometimes tedious and lonely, but it is also joyful and necessary.

We have spent the last three weeks exploring this beautiful play, and tech is almost here. Tech is the most exciting time of the process for me because it’s when the magic happens.

My favorite moments are sitting in the dark theater watching the actors discover the space, watching the set come together and the lights focus, watching the paint dry—watching it all come together. I am always humbled by this collaboration.

Tech is especially exciting this time because I can’t wait to put on my nun costume. Sister Act is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I won't be able to resist the urge to break out in song: Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no river wide enough...

Whoopi Goldberg, I'm comin for ya!

See you in the theater,