I start my first day at NYFA today. Registration is from 10AM to 2PM, followed by an orientation at 5PM. I have been unhealthily nervous about this day for the past month. This morning, I almost threw up in the shower. I haven't been nervous like this since starting high school. At least this time I know I'm not going to be stuck in an all boys school for four years.
I've had a hard time falling asleep lately. The past few nights have been spent half- heartedly writing screenplays or epic action stories, watching The Facts of Life on Hulu and eating cereal until the wee hours of the morning. I don't know what it is. I've just felt really restless and anxious. Maybe NYFA is making me a little nervous.
I stage managed a show in Brooklyn last night. By the time the show was over and I got back into the city, it was already past 2AM, so I decided to crash at my mom's place and sleep in my old room. I'm glad my mom isn't moving to FL anymore. I can still come over whenever I want, and she said when she's away I can invite friends over. My mom is awesome!
In the improv world, one of my teacher/coach/mentor/friends Joe Wengert is moving to LA. I'm sad that he's leaving, but I signed up for his 600 class in January (my third 600. Yikes!). It sounds like a great class. So far, I know that both my roommates are in it, as well as my friends Bridget, Katey, Matt Little (hopefully) and Benjamin Apple. I can't wait!
The last In A World... show was tuesday night and it was awesome! Such a fun class! I can't say enough good things about everyone in it. I learned so much from performing wth such a great cast of people, and I am extremely proud of both teams (especially mine)!
Here are some of my favorite moments from both groups:
Stephen: We've got to do something about this war between the Bloods and the Blues.
Stephen: We can mix Christmas with religion!
Dan being killed for watching Threes Company.
Joey as a crazy thug.
Katey: (as Anton Chekhov) Always pack a suit, even if you think you wont need it.
Hallie: Gah! I had another neighborhood watch flashback!
Johnny: Attention Yale students! There are lions loose! Curtis: Well, one of these books should have the answers we need.
Also, I got to establish myself as Isaac Asimoff and James McAvoy.