Today I was NOT Lainey Elise Welsch aka The Dread Pirate Lainey Marketing Director and Production Assistant at The Academy Theatre. Today I was Nell Manchester, good friend of Mister Charles Dickens " 'ere to tell ya a wee bit about a play they is goin' t'be a'doin' up at th' Academy Theatre!"
In other words I got to dress up like a British street person and hawk our play and let people know about our theatre. I learned several interesting things today:
1. People will listen to you talk about just about anything if you have a British accent! [There were literally people staring at my mouth while I was talking! It was sort of weird...]
2. Part of the marketing problem for The Academy is that a lot of people think we are Push Push theatre-and while they do good work too- WE ARE NOT THEM!!! So it was a great opportunity to actually tell people face to face where we were, which I think will help things tremendously.
3. It is physically exhausting to be another persona for more than two hours!!!
4. [Although is more an aside than anything else.] Turkey club paninis from Urban Grounds and Vitamin Water are LIFE SAVERS!!!
That's all...there isn't any more!
Radio show tonight!! WOOT!
Two down one more to go!!