Greetings everyone! I'm Tammy and I'm 22 (today). :o) I'm originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, but I'm currently in Anderson, Indiana attempting to finish my B.A. in Theatre and Psychology. I'll graduate in May (as I'm a fifth year senior this year). I'm currently applying to grad schools (for theatre- acting, of course). I'd like to go to a good school on the east coast, but I'm not opposed to the west coast or Chicago. :o)
The first time I saw Rent was in Febuary 2000 -- the Benny Tour in Indianapolis, IN. That started my infatuation with Matt-Matt and Cary. The first time I heard Rent was in 1998...and I fell in love with it immediately. I've only seen it twice in my life (sad, yes, but it's okay)-- the benny tour and the UK tour (The Swan Theatre in High Wycombe, England). It's just a beautiful, beautiful show.
My favorites are Matt Caplan, Cary Shields, Joshua Kobak, Adam Pascal, Taye Diggs, Chad Richardson... the list can go on. Though I love the actors that play Mark, my personal weakness is for the guys who play Roger. I'm very interested in seeing Ryan Link. :o) He amuses me.
Theatre is my passion. Performing is one of the greatest joys I have known. The past 2 years I've been doing a lot of tech work and I've been a "viewer" but I can't stand it any longer. I have to get back on stage. I miss it too much. I have an audition at one of the equity houses in Indianapolis next weekend and I'm planning on going to URTAs (auditions for grad school). I'm directing two one acts for the christmas show at my university, but I'm really ready to ditch directing for a while and jump onstage. It's just a pleasure to know that you can make an impact on someone's life. You can "change men's souls." After I finished "Section 8: Home By Another Name," I was so touched by the response. There were so many women that thanked us for doing it and there were others that actually did start to recognize that this is a big issue (oh, Section 8 was about abused/sheltered men and women). It was so rewarding. I just need to be onstage again. :o)
I'm probably going to be in the city (nyc) in December again (probably around the 19th) so I hope that I can see some of y'all around. :o)
-Tammers, Clay's Ambitious Freak