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No, I don't cut my skin open anymore,
but I still remember the sound,
clear as I remember the vibrations of the music in my ear,
clear as I remember the storm outside,
I remember the sound.

No, I don't rip the band-aids off my skin in the morning anymore,
but I still remember the sting,
clear as I remember his hand in mine,
clear as I remember wrapping in my blanket,
I remember the sting.

No, I don't see bright red swirling in my vision anymore,
but I remember the droplets on my skin,
clear as I remember the words on the page,
clear as I remember rain drops on the window,
I remember the droplets on my skin.

No, I don't pull blood matted clothes off my body anymore,
but I remember the feeling,
clear as I remember feeling safe with her,
clear as I remember him saying goodbye,
I remember the feeling.

No, the showers don't sting anymore,
but I remember the burn,
clear as I remember the days before all of this,
clear as I remember the days I was happy,
I remember the burn.
Life is For The Alive, My Dear by TheyCallMeLili
Life is For The Alive, My Dear

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler

Directed by Nick Hrutkay
Music Directed by Michael Busija

Costume, Hair & Makeup Design by Cheryl Randal
Scenic & Lighting Design by Nate Fessler
Stage Managed by Kim Siegle

This is the closest I've got to a full stage photo from our photo call, the director I was working with prefers close up tight shots of each set up, so I don't have too many full stage shots.

A.  What is the title of the play? Sweeney Todd
B.  What was your role in the production? (Milliner, First-Hand, Scenic Artist,  Stitcher, Make-up artist, Costume Designer, Master Electrician, Lighting Designer, etc…) Assistant Stage Manager/ Stitcher/ Wardrobe Head/ Production Photographer (It's a small repertory theatre, I had to do a little of everything)
C.  How long did you have to design, plan and do drawings of it before fabrication of the work commenced? We rehearsed for 6 weeks, but we only had a week in the space, and only 3 days to complete the lighting design.
D.  How long did you have to build it before opening night? 1 day to set up, 3 days to build the light cues.
E.  What was special about this production for you as a creative artist? This production of Sweeney Todd was different from any I've ever seen. We not only took away the entire element of time period, we cut the cast down to the 9 leads who sang all the ensemble parts, and we performed on a turntable set that was built to look like the sewers of London.
F.  What odd, terrible, awful, or nasty challenges did you have to overcome to make this production as good as it was? We were working in a theatre space that's built for movies rather than live theatre so we were working on limited circuts with limited lighting rigs which is how we ended up with the red "eyes" you see in this picture.
Dear 14,

1.That 18 year old boy with the pretty smile, and prettier words isn't worth it. Isn't worth your time, your tears or your love. You'll find better.
2.Don't make an enemy of that girl just because she fell for the boy with the pretty smile too. Be friends with her, that will be far more intimidating to him. And maybe you have more in common than just liking his pretty smile.
3.Skipping that meal won't make you feel prettier. It will just make you feel like you've failed your mother.
4.Once you taste his lips for the first time, it will never leave your mouth. Remember it, you'll miss it, but you'll also remember why you don't want it anymore.
5.The razor will only sting for a little while, not long enough to make their words go away.
6.Your best friend isn't invincible, and neither are you. Live it up for as long as you can, because tomorrow she'll be gone.
7.Those lyrics may sound perfect, but they're not about you. Don't change your life to fit a song.
8.You are as brave, as strong, as smart, and as badass as you choose to be.
9.Keep admiring the strong female characters, but also appreciate the weak ones, they're people too.
10.Don't try to fall in love too early. That's how you get hurt.
11.You are not your sister. You don't have to be your sister.
12.Save every penny. Don't buy that poster because it has your favorite movie, it will change in a year. Instead, buy that dress that makes you feel like a princess. That's what's really worth it.
13.The boy who took your book, and pulled your hair isn't worth your anger. He will amount to nothing more than the family business.
14.High school is hard, but don't romanticize college, it's not much better.
15.Someday it will be ok. Not at 16, not at 19, not even at 21. But someday.
Attend The Tale... by TheyCallMeLili
Attend The Tale...
I had the opportunity to do production photos for Keystone Repertory Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd, and damn did I have a good time doing it. This is my favorite shot from the entire shoot.


Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler

Directed by Nick Hrutkay
Music Directed by Michael Busija

Costume, Hair & Makeup Design by Cheryl Randal
Scenic & Lighting Design by Nate Fessler
Stage Managed by Kim Siegle
since I've been around here, I guess. The passion hasn't struck in so long. I got too busy with life. I'm writing again, a sure sign I'm falling for boy, though, I refuse to admit that I might actually be to anyone but the deepest parts of myself and my best friend who might as well be an extension of myself. I don't like the feeling of falling, of being out of control. Especially when I know I'll never be in control of my emotions. I'm taking control of my actions at the very least. But, I refuse to fall to hard, I'm teetring on the edge, willing myself not to jump, or simply waiting for a strong wind to push me into the fall.

"Nothing safe is worth the drive." 
  • Mood: Lust
  • Listening to: Taylor Swift
  • Reading: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Drinking: Water

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Lisa Marie
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
"And though she be but little, she is fierce."

Current Residence: Oz
Favourite genre of music: Broadway
Favourite photographer: My dad
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: Turtle
Skin of choice: Green
Favourite cartoon character: Snow White
Personal Quote: "I don't do drugs, I do performing. It's a natural high."

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