1. I forgot to bring the camcorder, so I had to rely on my camera's recording capabilities.
2. I couldn't tape it because I was in it; therefore, I had to rely on our playwright (who admitted he didn't know anything about cameras) to film it. This accounts for some of the blurriness and focus issues.
3. Technically, we aren't allowed to film (something about posting on youtube, embarrassing participants, yada yada yada). So we filmed during our final dress rehearsal, that's why things seem a bit "scattered" in spots. Like I said, I probably broke some law even getting this to you.
All of that being said, I am quite pleased, despite the blurriness and little mistakes. We put this together in two weeks, eight classes, and I think it's awesome.
A couple of notes: I feel like the play is fairly straightforward. Marilyn injures herself with some "vicious" powder and has to find a replacement for the film. They hold auditions and you will see the four women "best suited" to replace her- we have a nerdy bookworm, a super- oversexed seductress, an obsessed fan who wants to BE Marilyn, and a 6-foot tall cross-dresser looking for fame and fortune.
We were quite the motley crew. I think most degree programs require at least one fine arts class and I think lots of people erroneously choose theatre thinking it will be easy. They don't expect to create a play and dress in drag. Our group was made up of mostly Accounting, Chemistry and Engineering majors. Our cross-dressing Marilyn is an Engineering student, and he was wonderful, allowing use to put makeup on him, fingernails, fake boobs, the whole nine yards. He was willing to make a fool of himself, stating, "Hey, in Engineering we don't have much fun!" I loved that most of the group really embraced it, and they weren't afraid to be foolish.
You may struggle to understand Cedric, our director, played by the kindly Joseph. Joseph is an accounting student from Kenya, and he is very new to the English language. He didn't even know who Marilyn Monroe was, so we had to give him a crash course!
So without further adieu- Here you go! Be kind ;)