Saycon Sengbloh, who plays the pivotal role of Sandra Izsadore in the Broadway production of Fela!, offers Playbill.com readers an exclusive look at a recent two-show day, from morning preparations to post-show drinks. Read the Playbill.com story.
First show of the day. I just got my wig on for the matinee now its time to paint my face!
I gotta make my circles and dots to wear for the opening number!
Once my dots are done, I do the opening number and come back to the dressing room to wipe my face and simplify my makeup for my next scene.
Back to my dressing room, which I like to call the "Presidential Suite." Note the tiny photo of President Obama above my name!
Mindy my dresser is mending Patti LaBelle's "Gele," also known as headwrap! She will wear this in the second act. OMG Patti!
Mary from Sound has come to "blow my microphone" with her pressurized can of air! Is that my cowery-shell bra hanging on the chair?
Before I go out onstage Mary's gotta blow the microphone piece nice and clear!
I try to do some sit-ups and crunches before my big entrance, "Lover." Dear God, can I have a six-pack when I grow up?
All alone in the dressing room, everyone's onstage except me!
This dressing room is the best, with all the bright lights. I come to pay Oneika Phillips a visit.