Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hello from Furious Intern Landry Allbright

posted by Nick Cernoch at 10:54 AM

My name is Landry Allbright and I’m this summer’s Furious intern. I’m a rising sophomore and B.F.A. Acting major at Emerson College in Boston. It’s my third week, and I have to say, this internship is pretty awesome. I am beyond excited to be a part of the team behind Furious Theatre Company. The other day, I was typing up some handwritten notes from an April company meeting and the goals discussed put a whole new layer on the multi-tier cake of respect and admiration I have for Furious.

After stumbling across the listing on the LA County Arts website, I applied for this internship. Shamefully, I knew very little about Furious so I did research all over the internet and only found things which highly appealed to me. After my first phone interview with Nick (Furious General Manager and Ensemble Member), I gained immense excitement for the position. Several emails and another interview later, I was hired!

For the last two weeks I’ve been working on what we like to call FUNdraising through several different mediums including our Furious EBay Auction. (Be sure to check it out!) I’ve also been working hard to help expand our presence on social networking sites, etc. (Take this survey to help us out if you haven’t already!) Probably the coolest thing I’ve gotten to do is attend the awesome first read thru of The Pain and The Itch last week; this show is definitely a must-see. Don’t miss out! Tickets are on sale now.

I’ll be hanging around here basically being mini-Nick Cernoch for 8 more weeks. I’m already sad you can only hold this position once, but don’t tell anyone.

The Pain and the Itch Report - Cast in Huggies?

posted by Nick Cernoch at 10:27 AM
Furious is hard at work in the rehearsal room for the season ending co-production of Bruce Norris' The Pain and the Itch with The Theatre @ Boston Court. It's only been a week and we've almost blocked the entire play! The cast is close-knit regardless of who's a Furious veteran or first-timer. The team and facilities at Boston Court are allowing the creative process to flow at its smoothest! In short, things are going swimmingly.

This weekend was the first time everyone got to work with Olivia, one of the ADORABLE little girls in the role of Kayla, the impish daughter suffering from the title affliction. As it goes, she's older than her character, and while her character wears Huggies in the show, SHE certainly does not.

Thus, the cast, ever empathetic, decided to raise her comfort level by shrugging off their own, donning diapers themselves for the rest of the day. So, no, these pictures are not evidence of an incontinent cast, but rather a show of solidarity with their youthful comrade. It was a very sweet gesture that very much impressed this Assistant Director from the other side of the table.

More inside scoop to come.

-Dan Steele

Kevin Vavasseur as Mr. Hadid

Brad Price as Clay

Scott Lowell as Cash

Katie Davies as Kalina

Vonessa Martin as Kelly