In my nearly 3 years of blogging I’m sure something else has been ‘nice’ before. Oh well. BUT!
As you might imagine, there are tons of rehearsal studios in Manhattan, where rooms are rented by the hour,walls are paper thin, and tap-dancing 5 year olds practice below grad students running Shakespeare, above aged broadway stars rehearsing for a vanity reading. And as you might guess, some of these places are nicer than others some are run by rats and angry ex-actors, with dirty windows and floors. But today, for my first williamstown fellowship meeting, I was very pleasantly surprised by Ripley Greer studios! It is a HAPPY place with a cafe! Sure, there’s weird clusters of babies and their stage moms, and lines of stressed out girls in black halter dresses, but I must say, still very pleasant.