I was introduced to Another Country Productions through a couple of friends, Philana Mia and Penny Benson, who during a production would sit in the green room and go on and on about this stuff called Meisner. I was in a real lull in my theater career. Actually, calling it a lull is like calling me underemployed. (For that reference, see this previous blog post.) I needed something to kick start me again, so I looked into Meisner acting lesson with this woman they kept going on and on about. That's how I met Lyralen. And I always felt aligned with everything that Another Country stood for, which I think can be stated as simply promoting diversity on stage. That makes perfect sense to me, and it's not because I have some liberal axe to grind about diversity. What goes for diversity is simply how I see my world reflected. My world is filled with people of color and queers and women and men of all stripes and nationalities. Why would I want to write my art, then promote it to the lily white world, which I don't think really exist anyway?
So, I'm not sure what I'll be doing. I wrote in my letter of intent when applying at BU that I wanted upon graduation to continue working in the Boston theater community, so this fits the bill. I'm excited to be working with Lyralen again. I'm acquainted with the prez, Julia Short, through her work as an actress and hanging out with her in green rooms. Also I'm acquainted with Joan Mejia from being in Slams with him, who, btw, has an umlaut in his first name and an accent mark in his last name, neither of which this crappy text editor will let me perform.