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I’m in Valdez, Alaska with Terence Anthony’s “Euphrates” and working on a full length one-act by Greg Aldrich. While getting here has been a trek (16 hours total: LAX —> SEA —> ANC —> VALDEZ) the moment you get off the rickety two propeller plane (which I fondly refer to as the “Aaliyah” plane to all of my loved ones chagrin) the overwhelming beauty in this place awes you immediately.
Once I landed in Valdez, the shuttle set aside for the guest artists gave me a very brief tour of the city and dropped me off at my hotel. From there, I lost two hours as I tried to sleep, but really just uploaded my initial thoughts to instagram and caught my friends up on my landing. I walked the half block (if that) from my hotel to the civic center and met Dawson, our coordinator and got my scripts, itinerary and meal plan information. I returned to my room to work on my scripts a bit and then met friend, fellow CalArtian and playwright, Amy Tofte for dinner at the Halibut House, a cute and yummy fresh seafood house that DOES NOT SERVE ALCOHOL. Please note. We chatted for 2 hours and caught up on life, CalArts and the kind of drama that permeates a myriad of classes, not just one or two. I went for a walk after dinner, and I’m telling you: this town is breathtaking.
Tomorrow, I have rehearsal with Greg at 10:30 and I hope to catch Yoga with Meg McKinney at 9am. I’ll be taking and (maybe, hopefully) posting more photos.