Sunday, August 10, 2008
Harrumph. My previous post about Sunny is certainly a disappointment. I hoped it would scare up a few haints from my Storefront days who remember Sunny fondly, but alack the day, there really are very few of us left in the theater. Some; there is the fabulous Robin Lane from Do Jump! We met whilst working on "my" opera, Epsilon Eridani, where she introduced this brand new thing called a bungee cord. Eric Overmyer has long since moved on to “other media” (he was actually just in one show, I think, The Tooth of Crime). Plus there's the fabulicious Wendy Westerwelle! Actors Ted Schulz and Ted Roisum are here in town again, and are at the top of their game. Likewise with John Steinkamp (who was a teenager at the time), all grown up now and a consummate actor working mostly with Third Rail Rep.
I was barely out of my teens myself when I worked at Storefront Actor's Theatre. It was a vivid time, one I've often likened to living in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. And of all the people associated with the place back then, I was probably the last anyone expected to be a lifer.
Life’s funny. Is it not.
Well. If it feels like this blog’s currently taking a netherward twirl, you could try one the Crow started, Portland Dramaturgy Cabal, which I’m trying to resuscitate. Give it a look-see.