When I was in High School palling around with all the would-be actors, the name Tisch came up quite a lot as a possible destination for theatre education.
I never auditioned for any of the New York Schools, but always thought Tisch sounded pretty important and professional and the ultimate.
I am excited to say that I am now a Tisch girl, sort of. I am part of the Cast Reading THE SNOW QUEEN next week as part of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch. I auditioned back in January and sort of forgot about the whole thing until I got a call a few weeks ago to participate. I was reluctant at first, but then decided that this was actually the perfect time for me to do a reading because I am taking time out of auditioning anyway, so I will not have the stress of working around that crazy schedule.
It felt so good to sing yesterday. I haven't sung like that in a long time. I was sitting in a room full of talented singers and actors who have enviable experience and resumes. I was assigned the high soprano, so it was nice to be reminded that, yes I can sing THOSE notes, and read that music. But, as is always the case with the new composers, the music is ever so challenging and forces this delicate balance of thinking really hard and just letting go enough to sing the CORRECT note.
I have been given the day off today because I have a smaller role and I am a mommy, so I will spend a lot of time with the music to get it lodged into the part of my brain that I can still count on, and then for the rest of the day I MUST CLEAN!