I’m really glad that this got to be a part of the 52 performances in 52 weeks, because when I did it last year, it was my first official paid acting gig in Los Angeles!
It meant a lot to me and was done with a fantastic group of people… but it didn’t get to be part of the project… except now it is!
I loved the way we were treated at this place. They acted like we were A list celebs – doing everything to make everything as easy as possible. We got monologues early. They made costume fittings easy. They even gave us tons of food and water every time they needed us there (for a rehearsal or performance).
I think I already talked about the first time I did this, and it was preeeetty much the same. Only this time my hair was a little darker, and I think I put on waaay too much make-up in the morning (trying to last me through my stand-up comedy that night… but it didn’t seem very Sally-Ride-y of me).
In fact, another thing that didn’t seem super Sally-Ride-y was that I was pretty super animated as I acted as her… whereas I watched a bunch of interviews of her. She was much more no-nonsense than I was.
So, I may not have been the super best Sally Ride. But people seemed to still really enjoy it! I got some great compliments from people who said they learned new things, which was awesome!
….Maybe next year, I’ll embody Sally a little more. Who knows…