Monday, November 15, 2010

Crunch Time

I have had no time lately. No time to sleep, no time to eat, no time for the gym, no time to see shows or friends or the new boyfriend. Three jobs and grad school applications are taking up my life. I somehow got it together and attended the RSP meeting last Tuesday night and, to my delight, got some work done AND was inspired by my RSP cohorts. They graciously helped me narrow down some monologue choices for grad school auditions. No judgment - just honest, helpful, supportive feedback. Now I am happy to report a solid comedic contemporary monologue in my pocket (and any female actor knows how difficult that is).

We then read Amerikan Mine by John Patrick Bray, which was thought-provoking and challenging. It had been a while since I'd read a play just for the joy of reading it; I've been scouring plays for monologues and little else.

So, thanks, Rising Sun, for making my week a little bit easier.

Back to the grind,

Thursday, June 17, 2010


June 26th come party with us at Pat O'Briens at the corner of 88th & 2nd Ave! $10 gets you a braclet which includes free beer from 930-1030 and $4 drink specials all night!! Beer Pong tourney in our private room $5 per person per game. Prizes for the 1st and 2nd place winners. So grab a partner and come out to show your skills!

Come out and dance to the sounds of DJ Silence. He will keep the party going all night long. If you haven't partied with DJ Silence put your dancing shoes on, because you wont stop movin

Hope to see you there! Im bringin game


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Office Night

So... Akia here.. Its been a long time since I've worked a full office shift
and its been nice to feel "useful"

We had some first time producers in one of the theatres, and it made me feel like an old "vet"
Its nice to help others who are figuring out how to run a board, or where the ipod connects to the laptop to the sound pack to the dimmers...

We have two new Interns, Teresa, who will be working on Arts Administration and Leigh-Ann who will be working with Lindsay in production. Its exciting to have new people who are EXCITED to be learning.

I always forget all of the little things that we do here until I'm showing someone else how to do them. Its all in the details...

Anyway, we are gearing up for a busy summer... lots more to come

Thanks for reading

Thursday, April 29, 2010

RSP Gossip Girl - Did You Finish Your Supper?

Good evening, LowerEastSiders,

Always the cultured New Yorker, I caught RSP's mainstage production of The Last Supper one night this past week. Cast 1 had some steamy, naughty moments...can't wait to see what Cast 2 has up their sleeve.

Food, politics, and murder all in one evening? I can only think of a few reasons NOT to run and see this show. But I'll leave that to your imagination.

RSP Girl

Monday, April 12, 2010

Gossip Girl - RSP style

Good afternoon, LowerEastSiders,

It looks like The Last Supper is almost upon us. Who will be eating their last meal? You'll have to head to the show and see...

Spotted: new company members doing a homeless photo shoot at the intersection of Broadway and Houston. What would Bloomberg think?

RSP Girl

Thursday, April 8, 2010

hello everyone!

just me and mikie ... mikie and me .... holdin down the fort at Horse Trade and eating some sour skittles.... Pretty low key here ... a show opening over at Marks tonight and the second night of Vignettes of the Apocolypse upstairs in the Red Room.

Just havin a ball being Rising Sun Company members :) you know, the usual.....

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Nicole Howard here…

Winter is finally behind us, the sun is shining, birds are chirping and Rising Sun members are getting their theatre on. This being my second season as a Rising Sun Ensemble member has made me giddy with excitement. Last Supper Rehearsals are well underway. Time has flown and I must say it’s hard to believe that we are less than three weeks until opening.

One of my favorite phenomenon of being in a show is that moment; about a month before opening when you feel like everything is a mess. You don’t know your lines, your character is unclear and you literally feel like pulling your hair out. Then as if by magic, it all comes together. All it takes is that one rehearsal. You look around at your fellow cast mates, and just have to smile. You’ve got this. Your heart races a little faster and your body temperature rises ever so slightly, opening night is creeping closer and you suddenly can’t wait to be performing in front of an excited audience.

See you at the show!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Once a blogger...

I used to blog. Well, no. More like, I wrote three entries and then stopped. I got shy. Now, thanks to RSP, I'm jumping back in. Not only am I posting here, but I posted to my own old blog. This is what happens when a creative type is stuck temping inside on a gorgeous day like today. I hope anyone reading has enjoyed the sunlight already...consider me jealous.

Another newbie to Rising Sun! I'm super excited to find an artistic home, with warm, fuzzy non-crazy theatre types, such as myself. I look forward to detailing my experiences with The Last Supper; I'll be house managing for part of the run. You never know what kind of juicy stories can come from audience members. Stay tuned.

On another note, I saw a wonderful show at Theatre Lab yesterday - Authenicating Eileen with Tin Lily Productions. I wanted to give that cast and production team a shout out. Catch it if you can. They have one more weekend AND they give discounts for students and actors - score!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Breath of Fresh Air

MJ here. (Michael, Jonesy, Michael-Lee, Midge, Mike Jones) I answer to all. First-time blogger and newbie Ensemble member but I have to say, it's already been such a great experience. This company consists of some of the most supportive, sincere, and talented people I've had the privilege to work with. I remember feeling like I completely bombed my audition for RSP but getting called back. When I went to the call-back and got a taste of what the company is, I knew it was for me! And of all the auditions I've had in my life, this is the ONLY one I can honestly say I enjoyed and came out as a stronger actor. Since then, I've had so much fun reading one acts (which has helped me greatly with cold-read auditions!), working on The Last Supper (which is coming along great!), and I am looking forward to getting in on some of the incredible classes RSP offers. It really has refreshed that stagnant feeling I had as an actor. Now I have a Theatre Company I can call home, and a family of actors who are always pushing me and supporting me. Thanks so much RSP!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

new member happiness!!

Hi I'm Carley!
This is my first time blogging, ever! I am really excited to be a part of RSP, it is such a fun and energetic group of people. Everyone has been so warm and welcoming, really and truly. I feel like that must be so unique and hard to come by. I am enjoying starting to become involved in the multitudes of goings on that RSP does and contributes to. It is so interesting getting to know everyone's different and varied lives. I feel really lucky to be a part of such an innovative group of people!

Thats all for now!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tickets onsale for SPEAKEASY!

Tickets are now onsale for "Shh. Its A SpeakEasy"
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Tickets now onsale for The Last Supper!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

News From The Brooklyn Front

Hi, I'm Alexia, RSP Ensemble member and Williamsburg denizen. I'm writing from my home office (read: bedroom) in the Italian heart of the north Brooklyn nabe. My landlords are, as usual, cooking up a lot of tomato sauce. It's like my life and the goings-on of RSP are intrinsically linked! You did know that tomatoes play a "vital" role in our upcoming production, The Last Supper, right? Well, if not, just keep it in mind.

I've been with RSP since last January, and I've really enjoyed being a part of the company. During this year's ensemble callbacks, I felt excited about what this year can hold for us. Not only do we have The Last Supper, but our One Act Series is more involved than last year, and I actually get to direct one of the early staged readings (March 16, April 20, and May 18). Audience members will get to vote, and the top 4-6 plays will be produced as an evening of one-acts in August! Last year's one-act festival was my first time being cast in an RSP show, and it was beyond fun (and a learning experience!). I made a lot of great friends during the run, and I know the same will happen this year.

The Speakeasy is right around the corner, so stay tuned for the password. You don't want to be left out in the cold; there'll be Hot Box Girls, Hold'em, and High Jinks! Just don't spill the beans to the flatfoots and it'll be the bee's knees, fella!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Season 9 Kick Off Party a Smashing Success!

On Tuesday February 9th RSP had its Season 9 Kick Off Party

A welcome party for our New Ensemble, the Official Announcement of our Season, and a Fundraiser for our next show "The Last Supper".

We had nearly 70 people, drinking, eating, talking, dancing, watched the movie and closed out the night with some fun Karaoke! Surprise Guest Dan Rosen, the Screenwriter/Playwright of The Last Supper even made an appearance!!

Here are a few photos! Enjoy

Our Ensemble & Guest Artists Gather for a Quick Impromptu Photo Op....