Here is my last letter before I go home and I find myself unable to write. How can I say goodbye to Cabin 5? Summer Camp has been one of the best experiences of my life. I never thought that I would get so close to so many people so quickly. It's a cliché in Theatre that every cast is a family and this summer has gone to prove that true for me. Uta Hagen wrote that a good actor is an emotional athlete. She was referring to being able to access one's emotions to serve the story but I think she was also referring to the nature of putting on a show. The trust and bonds you must create (often with someone you’ve never met before) to tell a story truthfully is a much rarer thing in the real world and yet for us - it is common practice. Mom, you and Dad taught me how to say hello very well, but I’m terrible at saying goodbye. I really stink at it. Anais Nin wrote: "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Well this week it feels as if these worlds are collapsing and may blink out forever. Or become barren wastelands where vibrant life once flourished. Emotional athlete’s indeed. I could really use your Double-Choco Brownies right now, Mom.
These two are the sweetest couple I've ever met. Both have a wonderfully goofy sense of humor and enjoy a limitless delight from life only matched by their devotion to each other.
Great things happen when Geoff is involved.
He's a fine actor and a good man. I'll miss his heart, humor, and knowledge of obscure movie trivia.
She is talented, endlessly cute, and wickedly funny. She's the type of person everyone wants around. I dare you to keep a straight face around her for longer than five minutes.
Kirin is someone I will sorely miss. She is unconsciously intelligent, angelic, and gifted. An actress who is just starting to come into her own. Even if we weren’t friends I would try to catch every production she’s in- she’s that endlessly fascinating to watch.
I love this woman for her boundless skill, energy, support, and friendship. She is what I wish all theatre artists were like.
Derek has been my love interest in Midsummer's and I could not have asked for a better leading lady. He is sweet and brings a child-like enthusiasm to everything he does.
Tania is a hundred pounds of self-reliance, talent, ambition, and optimism.
She plans to move to New York City. That city won't know what hit it.
Mr. Bell is a braggart and a scoundrel. He has been more than a worthy 'Quince' to my 'Bottom' and I'll miss our blank verse mischief. He is a lot of fun to play with and he made this play a joy for me.
Melissa is my worthy arch nemesis. She is cunning and devilishly quick. And she sometimes would let me use her computer. I'll miss clashing with this one.
Michael is a mysterious, bright young millionaire. A hero of the Great War for his participation in the bloody battles of Marne and Argonne, he attended Oxford before returning stateside. He is a deeply flawed man, dishonest and vulgar, whose extraordinary optimism and power to transform his dreams into reality make him “great” nonetheless. He has been my greatest muse.