THIS IS ALL TO SAAAAAY
tonight is the first night i can officially talk about DAMELO TODO casting/rehearsals!!! OMGGGGGGGG
Yasenia is 21 (!!!! woulda never guessed the diva is such a baby!) from Colima and like... I can't even tell you about her power. umm when i was adapting raquel's story i wrote this for her - she embodies everything about the role, period. and she BRINGS it. and she NAILS it everytime. some of you may recognize her also as the leading lady of Morales Y Sus Geishas.
*say* *no* *more*
tonight was our first full on rehearsal. we were blessed by the
AHMAHZING GIFT OF
acting coach (mexican butoh/PHD) life light
i just met Shakina tonight so i really couldn't do her justice now in this post. but i was completely blown over by her serious talent, skill, and singularity... we werked it to the bone.
afterwards, raquel said it, that Shakina can take a text and put it into the body. that's literally simply it. she can take words on a page, and bring them into her body. and then teach it to anyone! it's crazy and cool and soooo fun. acting exercises! the best part was watching her show Yasenia how to find a her inner gay Salvadoran machismo, blow fake smoke rings into the air, and then lay Gaby up against a wall...
(smirking while smoking a cigarette)
Que te paso?
His eyes fall onto Teódulo’s crotch tent and places a hand over his mouth to smother the hearty guffaws erupting from his belly. Teódulo is mortified but his boner still will not yield. He cups his crotch in vain attempt to conceal.
ROGELIOVergón...(hissing as he exhales smoke from his flared nostrils)Tu mano es tu mano, una compañera leal. Pero, es mejor con algo real. Lo has hecho de verdad alguna vez? Esa cosita se ve como un ratoncito rosado, sabe como una jocote podrida y se siente muy rico, hombrecito... (Your hand is your hand, a trusty companion. But, it is better with the real thing. Have you had the real thing? That little thing looks like a pink mouse, tastes like a rotten jocote and it feels really good, little man...)
it warms my little heart...
and today is only day 2!!! we get to do 4 more rehearsals before filming!!! iiiieeeeeee. lots to do. i met Shakina through the butchlalis's most recent production (she directed cosa rara) and it all keeps feeling like a little magic happenstance. Raquel was saying that a good project pulls the right energy together... fingers crossed!!! AND i'm so grateful tonight to be reminded where my body starts and stops.