For me, This INSIDE project was a lot about returning home. About working again with the people I love most, so as cheesy as it is, this post will be about them. Prepare for a long post, but you can skip the writing and just look at the pictures. Today, it'a all about the people you get to see/ hear when you come to the show. Tomorrow, I will write about those behind the scenes. So in the order of appearance ...
1. My sister, Oana, the host of the show. I've never worked with her before, and i missed out so much - she has such a light, it can burn sometimes. You can see her bellow, charming 2 audience members, in a very, very, (oh, so very) intimate performance.
2. Isabela, i have worked with her so much, and I have never been disappointed. Here, as Voice she is creating two characters ( The Mom and The Death), as Guide she is creating another 9, 10 - who knows? Oh, she is also one of the producers of the show, and the Vodaphone magician. Thank you, Isa!!!!
3.Andreea - she shares characters with Isa. you will see/hear her in the last 3 performances. And probably, many times after. Pay attention!
4. Laur and Sabrina - the actors in my space - I am so in love with this two is outrageous, but have you seen them? they are unstoppable, never getting tired, never missing an ounce of enthusiasm. dancing on the stairs, jumping off the window, flying, playing. playing.
5. Toma. Performing in the elevator, on the roof, in the toilet. Never complaining, even he is sometimes called "The Diva". Well, he is my favorite "diva" of all times.
6. Katia and Andreea. Andreea is responsible for all the movement in the show. and she had to replace one actor in a day. and she is brilliant. Katia is just brilliant.
7. Viorel. You never get to see him, but he is always in your ear. In your mind. He is a fairy voice. Also the phone master - anyone with a problem comes to him. And the second space master - running everything, helping everyone. if you don't see him around after this show, it's because we will pack him in one of PopUp oversized suitcases and take him with us.
8. Cosmin. The STAR. When i was casting for the show, I thought there is no chance he has time for this. But i called anyways, and he said yes, transforming my day into a magical one, and my INSIDE rehearsal / performing period in a much happier one. Because this is what Cosmin does best. He brings joy to all around him.
9. Maria. First one to come, last one to go. She came to the project as an actress, but then she also did costumes. And set design. and so much more.
10. Rolando. What a pain. Being late, asking uncomfortable questions, making jokes that scare me, creating wonders with his body, all alone in his space, inhabiting ones mind. What an addictive pain.
11. Alexandra. She was the last one to join the project, and yet she has the best stories about it. She is bringing the spectators back to reality. She has no break at all. When she asked "what about when I have to pee" we told her to integrate it (going to the bathroom) in the performance. Please tell us is she did :).
I love you, Alexandra, thank you for being with us.
Well, I love you all, my brilliant, amazing, wonderful cast, thank you for being part of INSIDE.