Russell Thomas – The Zoo Story by Edward Albee – Darkenrus Productions – One-Act Play Festival – Fort McMurray (regional) and Medicine Hat (provincial) – 2009
We were about a week away from performing The Zoo Story by Edward Albee and I had yet to learn Jerry’s 8-page monologue about the dog and the landlady. You see, my grandfather had died halfway through the rehearsal process and I lost a week to travel and grieving. It was the first time I experienced overwhelming anxiety doing a show. It all came together just in time – frenetic, unpredictable, explosive, just like Jerry.