Oct 23, 2013
My Cousin Is Frankenstein
It takes great courage for someone to become an actor. I have always had great admiration for people who follow their heart and follow that dream. In a million years, I couldn't get up and act in front of people. I'm always amazed when I see people do it. My cousin Steven is an actor. A really good one, by the way. He lives in Florida and does several plays a year out of the Venice Theater. He was recently starring as the creature in an adaptation of Mary Shelley's, Frankenstein. We haven't seen each other in over 15 years. Yun and I agreed to fly down and see him in this play. I'm glad we did because we had a ball hanging out with him. I had an idea to do a little stop motion film of him being made up as the monster. He said it took about 40 minutes to do. Steven arranged for me to be able to make a video of it happening. It came out pretty good. Too bad I couldn't have filmed some of the play. The staging of it was incredible. They built a beautiful laboratory where the monster rises up into the air on his slab and is hit by bolts of lightning. Being part of a theater troupe seems like a lot of fun but scary too. I know I couldn't do it. This is a drawing I did of a little Off Broadway theater in Manhattan.