5.18.2013

WELL HUNG - { part 4 } ~ PROVOS ~

My final Sears festival in photos.
















Romper - Erika @ Forever 21
Long Teal Cardigan - Salvation Army Goderich
Knit Vest - Unknown
Neon Tote - ALDO
Navy tights - UNIQLO JAPAN
Cobalt platform Sandals - Forever 21

 




























After our final performance
" CASS MAKE SURE TO CAPTION THIS PICTURE 'Ronny gunna miss her Sass' "


Pre-Adjudication
Dress / Belt - Seomyeon Market
Navy Tights - UNIQLO JAPAN
Brown Leather Platform Sandals - Target


Third Night of Shows
Studded Button up Shirt - Salvation Army Goderich
Clutch Wallet - Seoul, South Korea












Award Ceremony and Final Night of Shows
Peplum Top and Skirt - Salvation Army Cambridge
Teal Pumps - Diesel. Paris, France


A unique find in the theatre.







Nathanya Barnett - Ken & Ann Watts Memorial Foundations Bursary, $1000
Devin Scully & Zack Berwick - Outstanding Achievement for Music Composition
Thomas Hamilton - Mira Award of Excellence


Going Home
Cardigan - Salvation Army Goderich
Vest - Unknown
Neon Tote - ALDO
Luggage - Heys Luggage


Well. I guess that's it. The past five years of my life have been completely changed and enriched through the theatre program at GDCI. Whether it's meeting new people, travelling to far away competitions, or performing in front of a familiar-faced crowd, every single moment of this journey has been an interesting one. 
It's had its ups and downs, 
side to sides, 
illnesses to injuries to surgeries,
from lesbian vampires
to crazy adjudicators
and an incredible amount of wtf omg moments


We've had our fair share of scandals, 
love triangles { or pentagons, whatever floats your boat }
fights with friends
(and foes)
a cursed play
a homegrown play
a play by my best friend
and a few that made me go "WHY ON EARTH AM I DOING THIS TO MYSELF WHY IS THIS HAPPENING I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY I KEEP COMING BACK AND DOING THIS DRAMA THING"

but every year i came back
and i complained { just a little }
and i worked for it { a lot }
and i kept pushing through the annoying and enraging and stupid and painstaking parts
because i loved it

At the end of the day; drama, acting is what I love to do. The pent-up anxiety of waiting in the green room; doing your makeup, combing your hair. How smelly your costume is from the 10 previous performances, it's no longer B.O, though. It's the perfume of your character. That rush of energy you get whilst listening to your playlist, getting all pumped up and stuff. You get your call, walk down the hall with the cast you call a family, prepare to set up. 
*Set up*
Squeeze the hands and bodies of your sisters and brothers, we can do this.
"Break a fcuking leg, everyone"
"Naakeed fat guy"
*slaps face*

That first step on to the stage is lit from behind, like a firework. 
That synergy.

I think the best part, though, is that moment after the last line is said. The light come down, you're all in tableau. And then there's that silence. It's all of the energy that you've expelled, getting soaked up by the audience. And when those lights come back up, woah... They hit you right back with it.


It gets me every time. 
I am so blessed to love something as much as I love acting.

So I guess it isn't the end. I'm still going to act { for god's sake I am doing a double major of Asian Languages and theatre! }
But it still makes me sad.
I will miss everyone.
And the drama room, 
and Mr. Armour,
and that stinking office.
But it's okay.


Thanks cheesy tumblr photo, you always know how to say the right thing.


This journey can be described in one word, quite simply
Justice..
Yep. That's it.

Justice.

xoxo cass

2 comments:

Jacklynn Neitsch said...

Hey Cassandra,
Just want to say love your blog. I have admired your sense of style since being a part of the infamous lesbian vampire play.
The writing as also fantastic (particularly this post) because you have perfectly encapsulated all of the feelings of anyone who has been a part of the GDCI drama program.
I can attest to the fact that the experience stays with you.
Good luck with everything!

Sacandra said...

AHH! Thank you, this totally made my day xo