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Thursday, June 3, 2010

My alter ego.

I've mentioned before that Tessie is my alter ego and my stage name. This is me as Tessie and my partner in crime, Babs. This is from the Gridiron Show were we do a really cheesy lounge singer act (think the Sweeney sisters from SNL). It is one of my most favorite things to do. I love to entertain and I am proof that you are what you eat, because I used to eat a lot of HAM!




And, this is me from "The Trip to Bountiful" a wonderful play I did about 3 years ago at one of our Community Theatres. I used to do lots of shows when I was younger, but since I had kids, I've found it really hard to commit the time to a show when I have so many other obligations. There are two roles that I would be willing to commit for and this was one of them, Jessie Mae is a total Bitch and she was wonderful to play. The other role that I've long wanted to play is Nurse Ratched in "One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest." When I did this show, as you can see, I had to wear a black silky nightgown for 1/2 of the show! Talk about stressful, I was so girdled in you could bounce a quarter of my ass from 30 feet away. I ran accross these pictures when I was cleaning some files off my computer at work today. One of the things that I really want from this journey is to be able to play any role that comes my way and not feel like I couldn't pull off the part, because of my weight. I just thought I'd share that with you guys. Have a great day
and thanks again for all of the support you gave me yesterday!
Hugs,
T

17 comments:

Gilly said...

Super ULTRA cool!!

Linda said...

That is so cool. What a great goal - I hope you can get any part you want.

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

What a great goal to set! Let us know when you get some parts!

Cindylew said...

That's an awesome goal and one that I have no doubt you will reach.
You little thespian you...I had no idea.

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness...I used to LOVE the Sweeny Sisters ("Clang, Clang, Clang went the trolley!")

Sandy Lee said...

What a nice thing to be able to do. I could never get up in front of people and act. It's a real skill. Keep it up. Soon they will be bouncy coins off your perfectly fit butt without and girdles.

Gen said...

Excellent! Love the pics

Sherry said...

This brought up alot for me because I used to be a performer (musical theater mostly) and when I was a senior in high school I finally approached the drama teacher to ask him why I was never given the good parts or the leads when I could sing better than virtually all the girls in our high school. He told me that I was too fat to ever play a lead. Yep. Just like that. it was awful and still stings to this day. The only silver lining in all of that is he was eventually arrested, tried and put in prison for buying and selling child porn.

LDswims said...

That is so awesome and such fun. I'll head over to your area when you are the smokin hot star of anything!

Maria said...

Love it!

Drazil said...

Oh for real...you continue to surprise and inspire me Rosebud!

Bianca J said...

Great photos. You're awesome!

Kristin said...

You're awesome, girl.

Girl Bandit said...

Wow...you must be so talented....bags doing karoake with you in Chicago!!!!

Pamela E. Williams said...

Tessie the fact that you are in the Arts is all that I needed to read. Wow you inspire me. I'm a writer and budding filmmaker. The fact that you done these things are so cool. I've always admired the way actors/actresses can transform for any role.

stardustic said...

What a wonderful goal!

I am crossing my fingers for you that very soon you reach this great goal. I am married to an actor and the sister of one, who both started on the stage, I understand what it means to you!

You will soon be able to play any role that comes your way!

Love the pictures!

Joey said...

Love it!!! I can't sing to save my life, but I used to do a lot of theatre. Drama nerds say whaaaaaat!