From Apes to Fairy Dust, Spend a Two-Show Day Outside at the Tuacahn Theatre
Tuacahn is a true repertory theatre, so this was me around 11pm last night. I’m an antisocial flying gorilla in Disney’s Tarzan. No Fairy dust required.
7 AM: Good morning! It’s a Peter Pan day!
Being so far away from NYC is rough. So my girlfriend gave me a book with a little love note for every day I am away! I start my day with it every morning. (And YES! SEND PAD THAI PLEASE!)
Tarzan last night. Hunchback costume fitting and Peter Pan brush-up rehearsal today. Peter Pan tonight. 3 big musicals means I need my energy.
Gym time. I must stay in shape to keep up with all the incredible dancers and acrobats in our crazy talented cast.
Flying is rough on the body. This is Tyler (my massage therapist). He’s amazing! Seriously, if you are ever in St. George Utah call up Tyler Hunt!
Multitasking; Electo Stim PT and working on my day job. My harness is giving me a literal pain in the neck, so my PT suggested OTC electro stim (It’s awesome). And I have a graphic design business that I run as my day job. I design logos and branding and do postcards and graphics for performing artists and businesses.
Coffee with my new trans brothers! As a transgender man in this business, one of the things that is super important to me when I do regional work is increasing positive trans visibility through my out and proud presence in the communities I visit. I was fortunate enough to meet these two trans teens after they saw Peter Pan and one of their mothers requested to chat with me and her son. They are both incredible guys. One of them recently helped organize the very first LGBT Pride event in St. George, Utah’s history! It was a huge success and a REALLY big deal for this community. AND HE’S ONLY 15!
Lunch and review. We’ve been teching our 3rd show of the season for the last week, so we haven’t been to Neverland in 11 days! So time for a quick review of lines over lunch.
Painting in the amazing state park surrounding our theatre. This is my meditation/therapy. PS. The painting isn’t finished yet.