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So I went back to CN Thursday night not intending to see the One Acts that Alpha Psi was doing until the next night, but I got met in a flying leap by one of the members and ushered inside without paying because I had "built this program and given so much to it." I have to say, the ego boost was pretty nice. The One Acts weren't bad either. They did Amicable Parting and Actor's Nightmare and I could critique them, but hey, I'm just proud they were able to pull them off!

I'm also no longer an apprentice with Wild Thyme. Now Ben and I are both Producing Directors of the company. He is officially the Producing Director of the stage combat salle and I am Producing Director of Silver Stage, our education outreach program. With our powers combined We are both technically Producing Directors of the company as a whole, but now we each have our own apprentice/assistant. I know I need Yvonne to help me wrangle the Silver Stagers and salle gets out of hand enough for him to definitely need Alysha.

We started rehearsals for The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It by Don Nigro last Monday and I'm so glad to be back to work. Summer hiatus is good, but all of us were starting to go a little stir crazy without production. The cast is pretty decent and I'm excited because they're all excited. Brandon and I are co-directing it as my apprentice piece and we're performing it at CN so it'll sort of be like coming home I guess.

Just found out that I don't have to work today, so yay!

Aug. 3rd, 2008

Well, I certainly ran raven22 ragged last week, I'm pretty sure. XD At least now you know what it's like to be part of a theatre company, eh Mandy? :]

To put it simply, the entire season we had planned for this year jumped into the toliet backwards. Our young male lead quit because he doesn't think he can balance theatre, work, and school and he was slated to direct Macbeth this spring. Goodbye Macbeth and my precasting as Lady Macbeth. Then we realised it was going to be hard to find a George for Our Town to match our perfect Emily and a local church had already secured the rights for Our Town so goodbye Our Town and my precasting as Stage Manager. Hello Antigone in OT's place (and me as Ismene!) and a compilation piece called "He Said, She Said, According to Shakespeare" (it's pretty much Shakespeare's greatest hits, whoo!). However all of these we knew about.

Mandy got to see us scramble to replace the show I'm slated to direct that goes into rehearsals September 22. We were supposed to do Lion in Winter, but the rights have been pulled, in what I'm guessing is a hope to revive the play on the 10 year anniversary of the author's death? Maybe? Don't know, but Bobby Goldman personally informed us to check for rights again in six months. >_> We start rehearsals in September. We don't have six months.

So yeah. Now we're doing Henry the 18th. Yes, Liz and Kitty, I know you're over there thinking that there never was a Henry the 18th in history or literature, and you're right! But we're combing Henry VI parts 1-3 in a tongue in cheek, almost Complete Works Abridgedesque show. The only problem? We've got about two months until rehearsals start and the script isn't written yet. Whoo! No stress for me, noooo.

Mandy also had the enormous privilege of helping sort and organize all of our costumes and props. (We definitely have enough tableware to set a Renaissance banquet for 14, no joke).

But hey, it was fun! And now I get to start work on the Silver Stage show I'm directing. It's a three part vignette about the loss of a spouse called "After You." I'm directing the first part that deals with the immediate loss. Talk about a challenge. Let's just hope I can do it.

Thank you right to bear arms

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/27/church.shooting/index.html

Three guesses where raven22 and I were supposed to be at 10:00 this morning?

We slept in, but have been reeling from it all day.

What kind of sick fuck walks into a children's church production of Annie and opens fire?

Meme!

I'm bored and it's 4 hours until my Wild Thyme meeting and less than 24 hours before I drive up to DC whoo!

So here's a meme! Stolen from dramaturgy

Meme.
This is Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 movies of the last 25 years list.

Bold the ones you have seen
Put an asterisk after the movie title* if you really liked it.
Cross it out if you saw a film and really disliked it
Underline the ones you own

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Well, I should probably fix my font settings since it's hard to see the bold ones, but there you go. Yeah, I know. I seriously have some movies to see, don't I?

Long time no See?

Wow, it's been half a year since I've written in here. Well, I exist?
Hm. Updates since I last wrote...Collapse )

There. Hopefully it won't be another six months.

Jan. 20th, 2008

Um. I just nearly picked up the phone to call my grandma.

Somehow this week has been harder than most and I don't know why. I've laid in my bed and cried every night missing her. I hate checking my mail at school now because I know they will never be another card from her. I even saw a coat in Walmart yesterday like one that she bought me once and nearly started crying.

I know people grieve in their own time, but I just don't know. I'm not ready to accept that she's gone forever. She's my Gran and I still need her.

Happy New Year

I think I'm posting this just because I'm trying to tell myself that I won't cry anymore over my grandmother's death, but that's not happening. My brother sent me this email today that had been forwarded to all of his coworkers at the Fire Department. I'm not asking you guys to contribute, but if you feel led, hey, I won't stop you. I guess I'm still trying to accept the fact that when I walk downstairs, she's really not there. And that I shouldn't keep expecting my mom to ask me to call her at night or go down and make sure to tell her good night if I hadn't already. I still don't know how to handle this or what do to, but I guess seeing things like this help.
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I know I don't write here all that often, but I honestly do love you guys on my flist.
So I got a power drill and a set of tools for Christmas. Who's a big girl now? Me. :D


On the downside, apparently my family is trying to set a record for most funerals in one month. My paternal grandfather died December 12th, my great uncle died December 18th, and my maternal grandmother died at 12:20 a.m. December 21st.

Still depressing but not quite as bad? Apparently, even though I've been back at Ingles since the 12th (yeah I really went to work after finding out my Papa Jack died) I'm not on the payroll. I couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting a paycheck, and then my manager figured out yesterday that he'd forgotten to put me back on. Greeeeeeat.

SHORT POST TO PROVE I'M ALIVE

So we're doing Much Ado About Nothing this coming Valentine's Day weekend at school.

Who got Beatrice?

ME!