It’s 2 am, but I feel like writing. If only to say that I have finished my run in URBAN DEATH.
Our first performance was on Saturday, March 8th, and our last was tonight, June 28th. In total, I performed this show on seventeen consecutive Saturdays.
The cast kept changing as we kept extending, and in the end there were only four of us who had been a part of every performance.
Along the way we’d gain new actors, tweak our show and constantly create new vignettes to make the audience laugh, squirm and scream.
The last show we did was a completely different show than our first, and to be a part of something with that kind of energy was truly a thrill.
It was something I looked forward to every week. Realizing that I won’t be performing in this show next Saturday night makes my heart hurt. The cast and crew were incredible. It was a pleasure to be a part of it all.
Furthermore, there were moments in this show that pushed me as a performer further than I ever imagined possible.
I hesitate to describe these moments…they were performed in the safety of the theater and thus it’s best if they stay there.
But I grew. As a performer. As a person. Pushed further than I thought possible in my creative life. It was a thrill.
I don’t know what will come next. Right now is a massive moment of transition, it feels, for all of those around me.
The ground is shifting. It is scary, but wonderful at the same time. Change is good. Change is important.
So I say goodnight to URBAN DEATH. Until we meet again.
I smile and think of the good times. Those ephemeral moments inside of a black box theater in North Hollywood. A place you wouldn’t even know existed unless you were looking for it.
Hearing the applause, the reactions, the way the audience reacted to us as performers is a thrill unlike any other. I am so happy that I have found it, again.
I am reposting a note left on Facebook by one of our cast members, Karen, after she said goodbye to the show. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
So here’s to the next one. Here’s to whatever comes up ahead.