Hi guys! I just got home from our very first technical rehearsals for No Filter. (Read my entry about No Filter over here.)
Our cast and prod have a Whatsapp group and last week my co-star, Micah Muñoz, shared that he was having trouble falling asleep. Our dramaturge (yes, I only learned that word when I joined this project – look it up!) Wanggo Gallaga told him to write. He said Micah probably couldn’t sleep because he had a lot of things on his mind.
“Write, Micah. If you can’t sleep, that means you have a lot on your mind. Release them. Write a journal entry, a poem, a song… Just get it out. And you don’t have to show it to anyone. As long as it doesn’t stay inside you.”
Brilliant piece of advice, that’s why I love Wanggo! So now I’m in bed, very tired but I want to just release some of the things in my head. Earlier today we were interviewed by Young Star and it got me to open up about how the prevalence of mediocrity has pushed me to overthink things. I’ve been so pressured to come up with ~*thinkpieces*~ and proving myself that I end up stopping myself from just plain “making kwento” about my day.
The truth is: I have no mediocre days.
I find my days fun and exciting and it’s perfectly fine if you don’t agree with me. I’ll do this diary entry and not feel like I should be keeping my memories to myself. I want to sleep peacefully so I want to let go of my thoughts. Besides, that’s why I started an online journal in the first place — so that I can keep a record of my days and look back at them in the years to come. Okay, enough disclaimers. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t care so I’m not even going to try and win you over. Lelz.
For the past month and a half, we’ve been going to our director Toff De Venecia‘s lovely home to rehearse almost everyday.
Yesterday, I had a bit of time in the morning to get my hair color retouched in time for our show opening this weekend. Thank you so much to Matrix Philippines for taking care of my neglected hair. I promise to condition everyday and use the hair mask you gave me at least twice a week!
Afterwards, I went to H&M’s showroom at 2pm to pick out our clothes for the show with the rest of the cast. So much fun but, of course, I forgot my camera in the car (/facepalm). It’s okay though, you’ll see our outfits when you watch No Filter. Heehee. YOU’RE WATCHING, RIGHT?!?
Lauren and I grabbed some sandwiches before heading to Toff’s (because I forgot to order Diet Diva yesterday!!). I was supposed to leave before 8 for my 9PM Cheats call time at Route 196 but I got to leave at 8:15pm. In my panic I left my sandwich huhuhu how tragic. I totally forgot to eat dinner and drank 2 beers last night. Needless to say, I was slurring my words on the way home — but the important thing is that I was slurring my lines for No Filter to a very eager audience (I LOVE YOU, JIM).
This is the case for a lot of us in the cast. Fellow cast member (and newfound friend hehe) Jasmine Curtis-Smith said she woke up one morning reciting her lines. I’ve been repeating my monologue in the shower, in the car, in bed, basically everywhere. This is my first play after all so I really don’t want to let Toff down. Actually, I think more importantly: I don’t want to let myself down.
Today we moved to RCBC Theater and it was very exciting to settle into our dressing rooms!!
It was also scary because it was a totally new environment.
I’m mostly scared of seeing a familiar face in the audience and getting too excited that I forget my lines. AGH. I actually had a dream about that!!! HOW NERVOUS AM I?!?!!
Anyway, the bottomline is that I’m super duper excited. And I’m glad I didn’t overthink this blog post – I plan to do a nightly diary type entry so I sleep sounder. I’ve also got an actual journal on my bedside table but that’s for my more private thoughts. C’mon, I can’t totally go #NoFilter. TEEHEE.