Lately I'm trying all kinds of new things. Like kick boxing and starting my own business. And now, theater.
Well, let me back up. One day this woman named Luciana came to my kick boxing class and she said she was putting together a show for International Women's Day and she needed some fighters for a fight scene. My friend Dee and I volunteered.
We didn't realize that the show would require real acting with speaking parts and all but we were good sports about it. We set two not-so-ambitious goals for ourselves:
1) Have fun.
2) Make the audience laugh.
We achieved those goals and in addition we gave each other countless bruises and cuts during our rehearsals.
And we became fast friends our co-star Tom Lone and our director Aashna Sen.
The play ran at the Penghao Theater. If you live in Beijing then attending a play at this theater needs to be on your bucket list. It cozy and hip and you will love it, I promise. Be sure to get the carrot cake from the cafe. You wouldn't expect to get the best carrot cake of your life in a theater cafe, would you? Oh, but you will. Normally you get carrot cake because of the cream cheese frosting but would you believe their cheesecake has chocolate frosting? Carrot cake with chocolate icing! It rocked my world.
Let's see, where was I? Oh right, the play.
The proceeds from the play went to a non-profit called Wokai, which provides micro-financing for women in rural China. Click on this link and you can see women just waiting for funding for their projects, and it's easy to donate.
Here are some scenes from the play. As you can see I've overcome my inhibitions about hitting, kicking and biting.
I'm not planning to keep the gold jacket that I wore in the play. What should I do with it? Please tell me in the comments section.