Friday, January 15, 2010

Crew's got Talent

When I was in LA, I played on a softball team with guys who made porn. They had their own company. This wasn't too surprising since I did live in the Valley and you could throw a rock and hit a low grade porn star. I would frequently find myself at the gym next to one of these women on a stairclimber wondering how it was aerodynamically possible for them to stay upright on the machine with breasts the size of basketballs.

During this time I also hung out with some of my girlfriends at a bar called Sardo's. It was a karoke joint that once a week held "industry" night. The first time we went on a Tuesday we were more than a little confused when a man sauntered over to ask my friend to ask if she was crew or talent.

We hadn't realized what industry "industry night was referring to.

Tonight as I raced around the gallery, hauling chairs and barking out orders to my oh so wonderful friends, I had a flashback to that conversation.

Talent's got it easy. Show up, do your thing, get the praise, leave. Crew, that is where the work is. And no, I am not talking about porn anymore.

The show tonight was a blast and I hope it continues to be for the next two performances. It was a ton of work but it never would have been possible without my amazing friends: Kira, Helena, Vi, Kerry, Nathan, Trish, Marcella, Chris, Tony, Mommy, Scott, and so many other wonderful people.

It takes a lot of people to get a one person show off the ground and I really appreciate all they did!

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