If there is one thing that we all know from experience,fitting in isn’t always that easy. In theater being able to fit in means more as it deals with having the ability to show fellow cast mates that you have what it takes to nail a line a character and all that within the first time they see you in rehearsal. The best part of this is when you take your last breath after the last line after the last action and you hear nothing but claps it means you have done what you came to do and you have now been initiated into the fold.
As we begin the new journey we took a totally different approach taking the time to show newbies a run through of what many did. It was helpful as it gave many of the cast members a chance to see how much they retained also it was worth seeing to know what needs to happen in the coming weeks as we freshin up.
We start our journey again with both vets and newbies in this years cast of underground episodes and you’ll be meeting and seeing them all in postings In time. This time around we start a little early with rehearsals and find out how well many have retained the pieces since its been almost a year since last performed. Like a bike the expectations are always to be able to get on and begin to peddle away but we all had to remember the best part is in the refreshing of the lines and positions we put in play from last time around. It was fun reintroducing everyone as well as introducing new members to the ensemble and there are still more members to come. Seeing everyone was a refreshing moment for me as it brought me closer to the understanding as to what my goal is in the accomplishment of the play this time around and that is to truly establish a facility in Philadelphia where this journey can take on its on course for the cast that many actors in philly don’t get a chance to say and that is in — at — ..
The beauty of life is often we partake our dreams and they lead us to bigger pastures. Last week I was in the mist of the meeting of the minds with the talented Donna Griggs and Keith Walker as we discussed business in Philadelphia theater. As it can be said about this many artist here have shown that they are far more then what people see as poets,singers,comedians, and hip hop artist having branched into theater both film and live allowing people to see there is so much more that each has to offer. What takes me even more is how philly seems to be evolving into the new Hollywood and Broadway in its own right. Seeing talents I know doing what they do has been a treat and being part of this mix makes me even feel the future is open for us all.
Happy 2015 everyone and as it pushes forward Run Boy Run Production is moving at a pace to keep up with the changes. As you all know the modem ears of RBRPROD are involved in many different fields of arts and entertainment. With members Terrance Jones forming DDG as they assist in reinventing artist in Philadelphia and helping them to get to that next level and Brittany Mckeithan acting in film and Loreal Wynn utilizing her time forming Will2Wynn non profit organization and Tyrone Harrison taking his InFlight to another level beyond visuals of a camera,each member are doing whats necessary to bring 2015 a different element.
As we draw closer to the play, we have picked up new members and practice is going well. Talents are putting their all into not only the words but the development of characters. In this scene Krissy Bogle is going over Movement and believe me her action and presence will be one to grab attention of the audience and that’s what talent is about making words become real before your eyes..
Saturday was a day of fire as cast members showed that they can bring it for rehearsal. It was a little different as I took a step back and formally introduced them to Britney who is the co director on the set. Although the setup was different because it being in a house instead of an actual hall it did prove to be both helpful as the separation of space gave members two coaches to work with on full scenes as well and the other the development of character. I must say it has been a case of trial and error but they have shown that they are willing to take on the challenge and show the world what talents they have and for me it’s worth the site in growth and obstacle as we prove talent stands strong in everyone.
Friday was a day of chaos in the evening as I made my way to meet up with Kris at the Greyhound station in town. Now it wasn’t the waiting but the chaos that happened while there that amazed me. Already her bus was late as it’s arrival was slated for 6oclock and with time ticking many people gathered to leave for the big apple. The line was complete madness as people began getting angry and it started to show in body language and then two men got into a fist fight over space. Needless to say this showed me just how unprepared greyhound security truly are for situations but great for picking up a check.
When Kris arrived at7:30 she told me about a man that couldn’t keep still, and a woman that couldn’t keep her dog quiet, talk about a ride from hell. Well we finally made it on our way to the fringe as gatherings of people were out and about for first Friday gatherings all over Old City. When we got there the buildup of people was big but I knew she was a little exhausted so we went straight for the programs and began flipping through the pages. Page after page we flipped and it seemed like a lifetime and then we saw it the Runboyrun ad and that made our day that we had to share the picture to the world…so here we are all we made it..
Last night my cousins came over for a teleconference which was filled with good news. It’s nice when you connect with like minded people that are about lifting each other out the barrel over stepping on and over you. For a business such as entertainment it is believed that most people utilizing the theory to do for self over doing for each other first. Truth is in entertainment there are communities of people that help each other look at Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, and Matt Damon they used a friendship to help build there careers and with that understand the strength in numbers spirit is simple working towards one goal with others can prove to be better link made on a chain.