Week 11 & 12 + SHOWCASE: Dana's New York Adventure

BLOG #11

*Go somewhere alone and write this event there

I am currently sitting here at Brooklyn Bagel with a rainbow bagel in front of me while I am grappling with the fact that I am done with college. But before dealing with that I will recount the last two weeks that led to this moment......

Week 11

SNOW DAY!!! I feel it is important to know what happens in times like this.  You wouldn't believe it but New York City shuts down when it snows. They don't know how to deal with it so they will shut down the trains and everyone takes a day off. On Tuesday I physically could not get to work. The N train was shut down all day so I was stuck at my apartment. It's actually a fun time because I never spend time at home or outside to be honest. I got all my gear on and just walked outside for an hour or so.  No one was on the streets and it was nice to be alone and just breathe in the world around me. Make sure to give yourself time to rest and relax or you will go crazy in this city.   

The weekend of March 18-19 was a dozy. I spent both days at Strawhats, a unified summer stock audition. The first day I helped Forestburgh Playhouse with auditions. I worked their last summer and the artist director Franklin said he would love for me to help.  It was nice because I got yet another opportunity to be behind the table. You can never learn too much about auditioning. The next day I auditioned even though I know I am working at Utah. It was still a very fruitful experience for me. I got 11 callbacks and did my best to go to everyone. Any audition you can do DO IT! I will only make you better in the long run. 

Week 12

This is my last week of internship and I can't believe it. And of course Monday I made the biggest mistake of my entire internship while also learning a HUGE lesson. Monday on the way to session, I was carrying three big bags. Jay decided he wanted to take a taxi so we both hopped in. The driver let us out in front of Pearl 500 and as I got out I realized I had left one of the bags in the taxi. I chased the taxi down the street but he didn't stop. Long story short we ended up getting the bag back by the end of the day and everything was totally fine. BUT if there is anything I learned from this moment in my internship career it's that you NEED to take responsibility for your actions, grow up, and fix the problem at hand. Crying and getting up set only slows you down. Always focus on the task at hand and helping the company you are working for succeed. Accidents happen and it is important that you don't blame yourself. It was a very stressful day but everything happens for a reason. Every action you make in life can become an important lesson if you look at with an inquisitive eye. 

Friday was my last day. We had a surprise champagne and cookie party. Jay gave a speech. I also cried. AND I finished internship. I can't believe how fast it flew by and it was a lucky day because I won the lottery for Sunset Boulevard. My mom fresh of the plane from California and I got to see Glenn Close. It couldn't have been a better day. I made a lot of mistakes a long the way and learned invaluable life lessons in the last 3 months that will stick with me forever. THANK YOU BINDER CASTING. and also thank you Glenn Close.  


IT'S THE BIG DAY. I still can't believe it happened. I am sitting here now and still in shock. Yesterday was so much fun. I am so proud to be a part of the Otterbein Class of 2017. My classmates are my rocks and I will love them forever. The amount of pride and joy I couldn't contain watching my classmates perform yesterday was immeasurable. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Thank you to Otterbein. Thank you to my teachers. My friends. My family. Yesterday would have never happened with out the love and support of the many beautiful people in my life. I had the time of my life performing yesterday and I personally don't care about the turnout because I did good work. And I'm proud of myself. 

Dana Out!