Intern-al Monologue - Week 5

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Man. The office looks super rustic. Love the redesign. Kudos, Laura!

Hey… Wait a minute… Since when do we have a lake?

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Jeepers! I’m at the cabin! Well, this is embarrassing. Here I was, working the whole time, and nobody thought to tell me that I was on vacation for the week. Scoundrels, the lot of them. Especially Grandma. I thought she was on MY side.

Well, it’s for the best I guess. At least I got some work done. Like this blog post, for instance! I'm writing this while sitting on our deck, a plate of watermelon beside me, and a sopping wet black lab spraying me with water every time he brings his ball back to me. It's a pretty good deal, if you ask me.

First off, I pushed out my first video, detailing the trials and triumphs of out 2013 Teen Actor’s toolbox. I had roughly five hours of raw footage to work with, and extracted only the most succulent tidbits to give to you.  I thought it was pretty ok. Go check it out!

The rest of the week was fairly uneventful, work-wise. I got some editing done on an interview, which should go up this weekend or early next week. I wrapped up editing for the Musical Theater Workshop video which should be ready for public consumption this weekend, and I’ve been sifting through my backlog of rehearsal footage in anticipation of the interviews I’ll be able to do this week, looking for bits and pieces to sprinkle in to the production.

In other news, Riverfest is right around the corner, and… yeah. It’s a big deal to me. I’ve got a meeting lined up for Monday to determine exactly what else we need to make the show a success. If all goes well, it should be awesome.

HAIRSPRAY OPENS IN LESS THAN A WEEK OH GOD. That means I have to crank out:

4 cast interviews.

A full trailer from dress rehearsals.

Installment 1 of ‘Becoming Edna’ with Chris Tiepner.

Promotional tweets and posts.

Some final behind-the-scenes tidbits.

All by Thursday.

Uff Da.

Needless to say, I will be pulling some long hours next week. Most likely, I’ll be working Monday through Friday, staying for the duration of rehearsals, in hopes of catching cast members unawares for some interviewing. It’s go time.

If you want to lighten our work loads, contact Volunteering@lyricarts.org and talk to Matt about the skills you bring to the table. We’ll need ushers and lobby workers for the duration of Hairspray’s run, and whether you can paint or move furniture or use a hammer, I’m sure that the Karen Lee could use an extra pair of hands in the shop. If you want to help ME, get in touch with us about Riverfest, and we might have a place for you in the booth with the Lyric Arts Staff and I. Come say hi!

After this week, I’ll shift fully into promotion mode for Hairspray, and crank out interviews and trailers faster than ever before. I might even get to work on some promo stuff for our 2013-2014 season, so my influence will live on, far after my inevitable departure. You’ll continue to see bits and pieces of my writing for the entire year, and that really makes me want to start leaving secret communiques in our promotional materials. I watched National Treasure. I know how it all works.

I'll be back with more inside news next week! Cheers!

-Eric

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Eric is a rising sophomore studying Communications at North Dakota State University.