Monday, June 25, 2007

First Rehearsal Chapter 29

The first day of rehearsal came and I was ready. With the pressure off my acting career, I was able to relax and get my self ready for this possible life changing event. I worked out every day and was back in boot camp navy shape.

The character I was playing was somewhat similar to Jerry from "Zoo Story" but not as deep. While Zoo Story had a lot of black humor, this play was a comedy and the guy I played although homeless and desperate did not have Jerry's depth. It was certainly a showy part.

The first day came and we rehearsed in a rehearsal space off the grounds. It was easy as we just got acquainted and and then went to lunch. On the way, the director said he wanted my character to really seem like he lived in the street. Now there are 2 kinds of homeless, the ones like Jerry, who on the surface seem normal and the others who almost show off the fact that they are homeless in the way they dress and I don't mean old cloths but a costume, like something out of Dickens.

Well, anyway when the director said that to me, just then this guy came by with a overcoat that was dragging on the ground, a walking stick that he did not seem to need and a British type military hat. That's what I'm going to become. A homeless guy making a statement.


Kate Ford said...

I just stopped by to see what was on your page. Most of my stuff that is even close to interesting or fun is further back in the archives. Feel free to have a look. It's funny that you are an actor. I can easily say that I adore films and would love to be an actress but I expect that Hollywood wouldn't be interested in someone my age etc. Still I'll continue to write screenplays. Who knows, maybe I'll luck out and cell one someday.
Write anytime and stop by Kates
World anytime as well.

All the best,

Paul Limber said...

I'll bet I'm older than you.