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Sadly Aftermost Message

Sadly Aftermost Message

WHAT!!??!?!?!!!! Did that just happen? Did we in fact put on the biggest and best show that Duke has ever seen? The weird thing is I’m not sad about it all being done. I mean I loved the process and those involved and everything, it’s just that it doesn’t feel done, you know? When I […]

I’m pretty sure it’s not coincidence…

I’m pretty sure it’s not coincidence…

…that yesterday evening, MINUTES after sending off the capstone I’ve been working on (more or less based on all you wonderful people), Pandora played ‘Til We Reach That Day’ for me. My initial reaction was, “OMG NO STOP KILL IT WITH FIRE”, but before I could skip to the next song, the part where the […]

Well, it’s over now.

Well, it’s over now.

Whew, that was a lot of work. I mean a lot a lot of work. I am incredibly proud of everyone that was involved and I I want to say that I think you’re all amazing. Working on this production has been an honor and a privilege and I am excited to become more involved […]

Brigit Out.

Brigit Out.

Ragtime Rage Time.  Someone wise once told me that after every show you should kill the character you’ve played. Forget their habits, their storyline and their influence on you as a person while going through the process. This hasn’t been a problem this time around – Brigit and I never really bonded, our sole interaction […]

Unfortunately, I was not able to work on the behind the scenes portion of ragtime as much as I would have liked. I participated in the publicity side of the production, doing the photo shoot and performing at a banquet for Duke trustees, but my shop hours were mainly limited to strike. During strike, I […]

Shop Hours

Shop Hours

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to help much in the way of shop hours. I was however able to table 3 times during the run of the show. That was certainly an interesting experience especially since it was right around blue devil days and many parents of prospective freshman were. The act of shouting “free shot […]

Strike and final class

Strike and final class

Last Tuesday during the final class, a few of us talked about how close the cast and crew of Ragtime had gotten. We really bonded while making this huge project ready for the stage, and that was also clear to me during strike. There will always be those people during strike who don’t stay long […]

Strike

Strike

According to the syllabus, I am supposed to have accrued crew hours before the opening of the show.  I did not do this.  But, I did stay at strike until 10:30pm which is much later than a lot of the cast.  I’ll count this extra time as my crew hours.  I understand it might not […]

Shop Diaries

Shop Diaries

During the show I tabled twice. It was a lot of fun because I had at lease one other person tabling with me both times. Also, we usually saw a bunch of people from Ragtime on the plaza who would come sit with us. It was really fun to talk to people about the show. […]