Just wow.. these past few weeks have been unbelievable. Working on this production has been nothing short of amazing.
I am so blessed to have been able to make so many new beautiful friends, and work with such an outstanding team. As we all know, "An Octoroon" was no easy feat to tackle, but because of you all and our outstanding director - the Sharon Ott - I never felt anything but love and support. I cannot thank you all enough for providing me, and every one else, with a space in which we could explore and create as the artists we are. I have never been happier, and I have never felt more fulfilled than I do because of this family. And please know, I do not say this lightly. I have been apart of many beautiful productions, but there is something undoubtably special about you all.
Just thank you. I have learned something from each of you, and as we continue to progress in our craft and go where life takes us, please know I have your back❤️ #scad#theoctoroon#theater#ourhistory#jacobsjenkins#art#artschool#production#octoroon#history#americantheater#bjj#actorslife#anoctoroon
Once located at 438 N. Alameda, The Octoroon was a legal Brothel, accepted by the community as a profitable business, as well as a tourist attraction (Not so much in the eyes of the Ladies of the day, I'm sure) & was overseen by Madame Bolanger. She & her Girls ran a "respectable house of sport" until their welcome ran out.... Now, why this is of further interest to me, falls to my ancestors. You see, Madame Bolanger holds one of a number of versions/spellings of my family name, "Bolander", which history has concluded are linked to one another, as they are all variations of the same blood-line name.... 😏 But don't think badly of these Working Girls, 'cause hey, a girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do to survive! 😉💕 #history , #historical , #underbelly , #brothel , #MadameBolanger , #WorkingGirls , #OldestProfessionInTheWorld , #coin , #token , #snapseed , #instagood , #the_mighty_b