Im truly inspired by not only the talent of these local actors but the drive to make these shows possible and as impressive as they have been in the past and will be in the near future.
I've been fortunate to work alongside them during this process in developing the set design for "Proof", one which I realize my tool time skills need stepping up. After my one and only long day of building (they had weeks worth), I was convinced that the act of "going for it" does not just reside in one aspect of life but bleeds into so many other important everyday tasks. For example being challenged to climb a 16'+ post (which in retrospect was super sketchy and someone could have easily been hurt. Don't do it at home.) We were all tired, overworked, underfed and yet still the focus to conquer another goal prevailed the thought of saving energy. They all smiled at the opportunity, took control and while I held my breath and the camera steady, encouraging cheers were heard around the room. It was so rad to be in that environment.
These actors know the true meaning of hard work on and off the stage. I wish that I had half the power with which they charge their passion(s) on.
Hardcore actors they are indeed, pun intended.
Go see Proof.