This gig entailed waiting to get called to the makeup room, which was a pleasant experience because I got to watch them film other re-enactment scenes while chatting with the other actors and chowing on the catered food: risotto, deliciously seasoned beef, grilled chicken, salad, fruits, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.
In the makeup room, I had to be painted from head to toe to be a few shades darker and made to look like I was on the brink of death from starvation. Special effects makeup is awesome! My hair was also haphazardly shorn to give the illusion of hair loss from malnutrition.
Oh, and how can I forget the tiny corn husk loin covering that they made me wear?! Yes, I looked very indigenous and scary...
I was so glad to see friends in the audience--new and old! Andrei Jacobs and Chris Keocharoen from the re-enactment gig showed up. What a pleasant surprise! Derek Storm braved the air conditioning (he had a cold). The gorgeous Alex Serebryanikova was there! Jason Cozmo showed us some love before taking the same stage later in the evening. And then of course, there was Micheline Zamora. We brought her up to the stage for a special number! I was also very pleased to make the acquaintance of Mr. Michael Bollinger, Tanner's dad.
Thank you everyone for coming to see the show! And a special thank you to the cast and crew for pulling it off in the face of all the setbacks. I'm very excited about tomorrow night's performance, which should be more polished and hopefully on-schedule!