I know I’ve been heavily focused on zero waste and plastic free living, but I’m still a language enthusiast. Here’s one of the fun things about learning other languages: I get to go to bilingual productions like these and not rely completely on voicing or supertitles:
I’m especially excited about American Buffalo. It’s a play by one of my favorite playwrights (David Mamet) and starring one of my favorite stage actors (Troy Kotsur — tied with Dan Donahue as my favorite stage actor of all time). You can bet I bought my tickets the second they went on sale.
Last time I met Kotsur after Cyrano, I couldn’t sign at all and I felt like an idiot. My sister is fluent in ASL and had a full conversation with him, though. Then I had a whole little speech prepared for when we went to see Deaf West’s Spring Awakening last semester, but Troy Kotsur’s part was played by Anthony Natale at our performance. I like Anthony Natale just fine, of course, but I was a little disappointed I’d missed my chance to redeem myself. This time I will tell Troy Kotsur he’s my favorite actor (though I may skip the part about him being tied for first place).