Today I’m posting pictures of the bathroom at the Actors’ Fund Work Program in NY, NY. Thanks to their compassionate help and sound advice, I was able to develop strategies that helped me move from NY and theatre, and land some film work here in VA. It’s a wonderful place to go to develop your own personal resources, so I recommend that all entertainment professionals trying to better themselves and their work-life drop by and see what AWP is all about.
They also have a pretty cool bathroom.
I don’t know what company or business occupied this floor before AWP moved in, but I haven’t seen a bathroom like this since I was last in a public school. It’s got all the classic features: a row of perfunctory stalls with those droopy doors that we’ve discussed, shoe-horned into a tile room that looks like it was designed to be washed down with a garden hose. It’s always been perfectly clean when I’ve used it, so I have no complaints. In fact, it’s kind of like time traveling to middle school. The sinks are adorable; they are designed like the industrial sinks you’d see at a dishwasher’s station in a restaurant, but they are so small! I especially enjoy the square one. I also like the fact that the faucets are so different at each sink. The hot-pink soap really jazzes up the monotone room. What makes it so pink?
Like all good throw-back restrooms, this one has the obligatory non-functional tampon dispenser. I doubt anyone has purchased a tampon from a bathroom dispenser since 1982 – girls, correct me if I’m wrong!
The hallway into the bathroom has a full-length mirror, which is a great feature – but to stand in front of it, you risk getting smushed by the next person coming through the door. As it is a fairly busy restroom, you can’t get quite as lost in thought as you could in the Jay Street, DUMBO bathroom, but you are guaranteed some good-humored personal interaction, as you squeeze past the other ladies coming and going through this narrow space. Everyone at AWP is so wonderful and team-oriented that I’m happy to literally bump into them here.
Thanks to AWP and my delightful, practical and inspiring career counselor for a great learning experience and a productive start to my foray into new career areas. Thanks to 729 7th Ave. for a good ol’ school bathroom to escape to after resume class!