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WEEK 11 - A Blog Less Sad Than The News
WEEK 11 - A Blog Less Sad Than The News
Posted on August 13, 2017 by Kelsey Ervi

Hey Bloggers.

This week as an Intern has been interesting. This week as an American has also been interesting, but more on that later.

We finally got rid of the roof smell in the office hallway that made us all high so that was a #win. This week, I’ve been working on scanning through the DFW Theatre Facebook page looking for actors that we can invite to audition for some of our upcoming shows! It’s very interesting to go through Facebook as a casting tool. But, I guess if I’m doing it then somewhere someone else is doing it too. My tips and tricks for actors on having a good Facebook profile are:

  1. List that you are an actor.
  2. Your headshot is your profile picture.
  3. Share actor-y things like articles and reviews about theatre so all of your Facebook friends know that you LOVE theatre.
  4. Also, feel free to share old production photos from that one time you were in Sweeney Todd. Or a YouTube video of you singing “CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS” from Little Women (those are sure signs you’re an actor).

Speaking of Christopher Columbus — I get the chance to AD my other boss lady! I will be the Assistant Director for WaterTower’s production of The Last Five Years next summer, which Kelsey is directing! Though I wont be an intern anymore, I will still be an assistant which is a great place to be! I’m very excited to continue assisting around Dallas, and spreading holiday cheer year-round. So, if you need an Assistant Director, or a new friend, I am available for both of those things*.

We just finished week three of Hit the Wall here at WaterTower and it is sparking some great conversation! We’ve loved hearing people ask awesome questions in our post-show discussions. We have a fearless staff and group of artists who have made some really wonderful theatre, and we’re glad that people are talking about it!

It’s lovely and beautiful to see people who are impacted by this play and want to have conversations about inclusiveness and diversity, as well as empathy and kindness. With all the horrible stuff happening in the news, it feels necessary to hear messages of love, and to have conversations that encourage listening to one another. In Hit the Wall, the characters talk about the fear of nuclear war, the fight for equality among people, and the desire to be themselves and love who they want to love. Hmm…

Glad those things got solved the first go around.

~Theatre is magic~

In other news, Joanie is having a party at her house and I am making #sangria. I am very excited about this #sangria, and that Joanie invited me over to her house. Her friend, Heather, is here from Chicago and we’ve been getting to know each other over the past couple of days. The “third tier friend” interview process has been great. I’m on Round 7. I don’t want to speak too soon, but the three of us might be starting a Girl Band or “passé” of some sorts soon. Potential band names include:

“HEATHER and JOANIE and another girl”
“Texas Girls”
“Chicago Spice and Everything Nice”
“Tiff and the Trick or Treats”
“Where’s Joanie?”

Anyway, I’ve had a few strangers come up to the Box Office while I’ve been working and tell me I look like Fiona from Shameless, and a few people asked for my autograph.

That’s not true, but it’s my blog and I can DO WHAT I WANT.

Thanks for reading.
Hope your week is better than the news.
Please be nice to people.
Hugs and Kisses.


*For my resume, or list of favorite snacks feel free to contact me directly.

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