Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Don't Put It Down, Best One Around

I have not blogged in quite awhile.

My life is crazy with work and the every day responsibilities that I have. Knowing that I get to spend time with my tribe Wed-Sat is enough to get me through. I don't want the show to end. I want more people to experience the beautiful message that we provide each and every night. But everything must come to an end at some point. "Hair" has been my therapy, my acid, my trip. This experience has been awesome. When I look out into the audience and see the daisy's stuck on top of an ear makes me smile. When people come up and talk to me at the end of the show it makes me smile. We have done our job and will continue to do so for the next two weeks.

I hope that the rest of my tribe members feel thes same way that I do.



Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's Time To Share

My body is tired, my voice is weak, my toe hurts like hell and lack of sleep.

We have come a long way in our process to provide something to share with others. We've worked our butts off and now it is time to share it with those who come and see us.

They may not come expecting to be touched or to discover, but I am confident that they will.

Bravo to my tribe members.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Came home from rehearsal tonight, unwrapped my foot, loved on my dogs, poured a glass of wind and retired to my room. I sat in front of my computer, lit a cig, sipped some wine and asked myself, "What is important to me right now? What matters to me?"

In a blog I shared a poem that I wrote many years ago and I wanted to share it with my tribe. Some may think that it is silly but I don't. I felt that it was appropriate at the time when I sent it out to you.

This last year has been rough for me. I lost my brother in August of 2007, my precious mother in January or 2008, my great nephew in August 2008. They are gone but their memories are not forgotten.

So then I was reminded that this process with "Hair" will be a new memory for me. Each time with "Hair" has had a different learning experience for me. I have done many shows but this one is very special to me.

So as I sip more wine and drag on my cig I understand that at the momemt I am doing fine. My life is wonderful. I have many things to be thankful for.

We should pause each day in our hectic lives and think about all the good things we have.


Friday, August 22, 2008

More More More

I wish that we would blog more than we do. There is so much that we need to say. There is so much that we need to read. Let's get crazy and share.

When I am at work and feeling stressed I go to the Hair blogs and see what is there. It helps me get through the day. I need to hear from my tribe I need to know what they are feeling and thinking and discovering.

I don't want to come off as being a cray blogger but my therapy is reading and responding.

Oh and by the way I brused another toe. So now I have a broken toe and a bruised toe. But there is a positive side to every situation. They are on different feet. Oy vey! What is a mother to do?

T Love

I've decided that in the be-in we should put a "T" in front of every time we say Love. What do you all think.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Meant From The Heart

Dear Tribe,

So much we say is often expessed without meaning. It sounds mechanical and strictly memorized. My expressed words to you are of value and have meaning from the heart.

So much we do is force of habit or routine. The actions have no validity or reason. What I do for you is done with purpose and is meant fom the heart.

So much we learn is taught but not appreciated. The teachings just fill an empty space in our minds. What I learn from you teaches me that life has meaning. You are special and dear to my heart.

T. Love

Monday, August 18, 2008

Feeling Old

As you know this is my 3rd time around doing Hair. The past 2 times I was not the oldest tribe member. This time I am. Does it bother me? A little perhaps but at each rehearsal I seem to let myself be the same as everyone else. We all have the same goal to achieve. We all have a message to share with the rest of the tribe and the audience.

Thank you for letting me be me.

T. Love can move around just like all the young tribe members.

My point is that we all need to be one. We all need to respect one another and experience the process together.

Just don't step on my broken toe.

T. Love, T Bag, Monsoon

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


The first time I did Hair I struggled with the nude scene. Do I get naked? Do I just go down to my undies? Who is in the audience tonight? Where are they sitting? Will they see my naked body? Oy! So every night before and during the first act I struggled whether or not I should take of all my close or leave on certain items.

When I found out that we were doing Hair for a second time I told myself that I am going to be consistant every performance. Will I strip down all the way or will I leave on my undies. I told myself that I was going to decide one way or the other before the show opened.

I decided. IT'S ALL OR NOTHING! I stripped down every night. I didn't care who was there and where they were sitting. Trust me. My decision was an awesome on for me. At the moment in the show when we come out from under the tarp and there I stood in all my glory it was very liberating. If I can get naked onstage in front of people then I can do anything if I put my mind to it. It was a very positive experience for me.

When my friends, family, co-workers heard that I was doing Hair for the 3rd time the first thing they asked if I was going to get nude. My reply was "yes" I did it last time, why would I change now. Their replies were: " I can't come to see you nude". I don't know if I would be comfortable to see a bunch of nude people on stage" yada yada yada.

My response is always the same. The show is SO much more then me naked on stage. The show is So much more than seeing other people on stage. You are missing a powerful peace of theatre.

So to the rest of the Tribe, make a decision that works best for you.