Despite the usual “bad” connotation this day can have, I have always had very good days on the “Friday-the-13ths” in my life. And the number 13 happens to be my lucky number…not that I really believe in the whole concept of luck. But I digress…
Anywho, I wanted to do a little promoting during this blog-post for various projects I’m working on and people I know are working on. First, thanks to various friends I made while working on another show, I have the opportunity to work as Wardrobe Supervisor for a small non-profit film titled “Ruth’s Locket,” produced by a newly founded production company called Dedicated Works Productions. The film tells the beautifully tragic story of love lost as a heart-wrenching tribute to the victims of Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones. The film is just getting off the ground in its production progress, but I’m already working on finding costumes for it! For more information about this film, please visit our website:
And the few costume pieces I have found so far have been acquired through the help of my friend, mentor, and former high school theatre teacher with her recent purchase of the entire contents of a costume shop in downtown Buda, TX. The historical “warehouse” building contains about 5,000 to 6,000 costumes and accessories, which have to be sorted and organized. She intends to first go through all the costumes to choose things to donate to her high school, and then she wants to open up a “costume business” to sell the rest of the store’s contents to the local theatre teachers and at various Halloween sales. She is a busy woman and certainly has her hands full with this project. I have been helping her go through the costumes over the past few days, and while we have gone through about 12 or 13 racks of costumes (approximately 1,500 items), we have barely scratched the surface! I will definitely post more information about this business venture later on, once there is more to post. Right now, wish us luck as we organize and sort!
Of course, that being said, this busy lady is also my director for the Hays community theatre, and we will be performing “The Hobbit” at Lehman High School in Kyle, TX. The show opens and runs September 10 -12 with 3 evening shows and one matinee on Sunday the 12th I believe. I’ll post more tentative information closer to show dates. We are less than a month away from opening, and we still have so much to do! I’m working as the main costumer for the show as well as playing the role of “Kili the Dwarf.” And I’m realizing why I chose to work on tech as opposed to acting. But I did volunteer to help as an actor if it was necessary, but I was hoping for the minor role of a line-less goblin or elf at the time. Oh well…I actually played another one of the dwarves when my high school performed this show way back when, so it’s not too bad. Oddly enough, we have two other cast members from that same production reprising their roles as our “Gandalf the Wizard” and our “Smaug the Dragon.” We are having a lot of fun and are working very hard, so please come out to support our art and enjoy of performance!