I love empty subway cars. There, I said it. For those of you who live in NYC, you know how rare those cars are. Usually when I walk into what I think is an empty subway car, there is a stinky bum or vomit or something less than stellar in existence. "Fooled again!" I think as I quickly walk between cars.
But not last night, this was an honest to goodness empty subway car and you know what I did? I let it rip. I worked on 2 monologues and really explored rate, inflection, pitch and dynamic. I went totally ape shit. It was exhilarating. It felt oh so good, and I even got to the point where I discovered things about the monologue that I hadn't noticed before. It was a great experience. Not only did I find things that I could do that I had never thought of, but I also left that train feeling energized. I should admit that if someone came into the car I would have kept going.....not in the interest of progress, but because I was so wrapped up in it, there's no way I would have noticed.
Actors, if you find yourself on an empty subway car......let it rip. I implore you.
After missing 2 out my last 3 boxing sessions due to acting and real estate work, I made my triumphant return to class last night from 630-730. Although I had not been to class for a while, I have been running about 10 miles a week and I do 500 jump ropes before and after a workout. I feel much much quicker out there. I'm able to execute a jab, jab and left hook combo and then quickly get out of harms way. That wasn't always the case. I used to execute the combo and then catch a counter hook to my cheek. Contrary to popular belief, getting hit in the face isn't fun. Thank you, jump rope! You're the best.