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!