Rehearsal, lines runs, and a bit of looking around. Yesterday after our run through I made my way downtown to Wall Street, and saw Trinity Church and the graveyard there. I went down to the WTC memorial and found it surprisingly moving, its a beautiful and bleak design. Windy day so rainbows in the mist coming out of the footprint- you can kind of see it in the photo. There's a sign saying you can't busk or protest there.
A bit of snow this morning, but not nearly enough to settle, then bright and blue. Nag is up and running in the gallery, and Sleep Wake is nearly ready in the Ellen Stewart with So So Gangsta also going up in the first floor theatre. Spent some time rehearsing our welcome for the opening tomorrow night which is a nice way of the wider company coming together and being unified. We did all the planning in Wellington but its only in NYC that the whole team has gotten in a room and we've gotten the sense of the scale of the whole thing.
Today I listened to my first RadioLab podcast on the subway, which is a sure sign I feel fairly at ease there. I'm finding my way around OK and have felt pretty welcome or at least been ignored everywhere I've been, which is nice. Quite of lot of dancing around people when I instinctively go left on the sidewalk.
I've talked about the tipping thing so I'm going to have to cover the toilet thing. Basically New York toilets are full of water- you flush it all down from the bowl, not the cistern, capish? A lot of USA toilet culture is making a lot more sense, for example, if I were a dog, I would totally drink out of that, it looks lovely (kiwi dogs would get a sore neck). Also the myth about the clockwise/anticlockwise whirlpool depending on what hemisphere you are in. Gangsters ducking heads in loos- much safer with a higher water level.
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