Sinking Ship

Sinking ShipHave you ever worked on a project or at a job that you felt like was a sinking ship? Well, I just got a job on literally, a sinking ship. The Titanic, to be exact. I wonder what it will be like to go to work, knowing that no matter what, there is nothing you can do to change the outcome. You are going down. You may have read about my audition for the attraction Titanic, The Experience, and seen the video where I pathetically tried the different accents they were asking for. Thankfully, there were actually Americans on that fateful voyage, and because of their sacrifice..I got hired!

Dorothy GIbsonI will be playing Dorothy Gibson, an American model and silent film actress. Her picture was often published on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, and The Saturday Eventing Post. She survived the sinking of the Titanic in lifeboat #7, and went on to star in a film about that night titled Surviving the Titanic. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found silent films to be kind of silly. I would love to see that film though. I wonder how they dealt with the gravity of this event, with out words. Maybe words couldn’t describe that night. Unfortunately, all the copies of this film were destroyed in a studio fire years ago.

So, now I feel like I am back in school. I have A LOT to learn in not a lot of time. I have a lot of facts about the Titanic to cram into my mom brain. I have to take on the personality of not only a character, but a HISTORICAL character. Someone who really existed. It’s a little different. I went to orientation and they sent me home with a packet full of information and said “Good luck”. Gee Thanks.

I hope I can pay some respect to the people who lost their lives on that night, by telling the story to those who come through and want to hear it, and experience a little bit of the sights, sounds, and feelings of that fateful voyage.