On Friday, Luther premiered Highway 57, an original dance work by Blake Nellis.
It was really exciting to finally perform the piece we've been working on all semester for an audience - especially after an exhausting tech week! I always think it's really fun to experience the change in a piece once an external source of energy is coming toward it.
We had a performance and talk-back on Friday night (which most of my lovely J-term friends attended!), and then a matinee and evening work on Saturday. I also got to spend a lot of time with the cast outside of performing last weekend, which was great. It has been really nice getting to know a new group of people.
My character in the piece is Serepta Mason (from the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters), and I think her story is so beautiful:
|My life’s blossom might have bloomed on all sides|
|Save for a bitter wind which stunted my petals|
|On the side of me which you in the village could see.|
|From the dust I lift a voice of protest:|
|My flowering side you never saw!|
|Ye living ones, ye are fools indeed|
|Who do not know the ways of the wind|
|And the unseen forces|
|That govern the processes of life.|
I'm excited to embody her three more times this upcoming weekend.
I hope you all have a great week!