By Ayssette Muñoz
The rehearsal process here for Generation Sex is an insanely interesting one. As a Luna newbie, I am reminded everyday that the ladies of Luna were spot on when they said how different touring is than performing in our home of Chicago.
I find myself much more at ease, much more grounded and more confident in my role with the show. I am not bogged down with worries of catching the 7:01 a.m. bus in order to make it to work on time or with needing to memorize a piece for an audition in a matter of 24 hours. I am here, in the beautiful city of San Francisco as a newcomer, and as a newbie with Teatro Luna.
The first time I lived in a house of girls was a year ago, and it is one of the best memories I have of my friends. Living in a house of lunatica’s is a blast. We wake up, eat breakfast with the groceries we all share, we say good morning (which then turns into an early morning slumber party,) we remind ourselves with the goals of the day, and we get to work.
I absolutely love waking up in a house of our ensemble. I love that we don’t have the stress of day jobs to begin our days, only responding through group emails made on lunch breaks, writing and sending the text message: “traffic– I’ll be a few minutes late,” or having to travel all the way home with only an hour to spare before you need to go to bed and do it all over again. Instead, I wake up, meet in our rehearsal space (our livingroom, only three steps away from my bedroom door,) and hit the ground running. The best part of it all is that we know this show like you know your favorite song. There are very few hiccups compared to when we ran the show for the first time– months ago! We even have a new cast member who fits like the missing piece of our beautifully crafted puzzle. We are a rockin’ group of ladies and I am so happy to be here.
till next time,