My audition on Saturday went OK - not the best I've ever done as my voice was quite tired from teaching all week, but fairly well. This was for the theatre I worked with all last year, and so they're quite familiar with my work, and I was trying to use this as an opportunity to show them a few of my unmined gifts. The artistic director told me I was "looking good" (um... thanks... I think) and I already know that I'm going to be called back for the role that Maureen O'Hara played in this classic Christmas film. The director of that show is the woman who directed the Christmas play I stepped into at the last minute last year. I said I felt like that was a great opportunity for me, and here we may see that pay off. No date on that callback yet, just a lovely e-mail from the director that she'll be in touch.
I spent crazy hours prepping for the audition and looking for new material, and ultimately I ended up using all stuff I had in my collection here at home, anyways, despite the large pile of books from the library and the hours I spent scouring the 'net. Sigh.
Several weeks ago my mailbox and front step were flush with fun surprises from various bloggy friends, and I have been SO remiss in saying thank you in any proper form, or in showing off the goodies. I am publicly declaring that I will try to remedy that this week.
Teaching. Oh. I haven't been posting about it largely due to the exhaustion factor, but also, well... it feels a bit mundane, somehow. I'm enjoying doing it, but the process is much more formulaic than anything I've done before, and I'm not particularly INSPIRED by it. The scripts are kind of blah and it's about all I can do to muster up enthusiasm for them around the kids and other teachers, but they aren't so bad that I need to complain about them. This program has been running for 15 years, and much of the staff have been around nearly as long, and so even though they are very nice I feel a bit out of sorts as the new girl. Fortunately I'm no longer in middle school so I'm not HURT by it, but it's interesting to watch the dynamics, and I do have moments of feeling like a 13 year old trying to fit in with the cool kids. I keep wanting to have some wonderful deep thoughts to share with you all about the whole process, but my brain just isn't there yet. Maybe it's still coming. And maybe not.
I turned another year older on Friday, and The May Queen was just adorable in her giving me gifts (from her toy collection) and making me pictures and cards. She INSISTED that her daddy make me a card, and when he didn't, she allowed one of the things that she had made to be from him. The Big Guy took me out for dinner - Thai food! The May Queen was distraught over the lack of birthday cake, so today I made myself a belated birthday cake. Chocolate with butter cream frosting. She even let me have the first piece.
Now I'm busy preparing for my audition on Tuesday. And planning for our big July road trip. I feel like I got to catch up a bit over the weekend, but it looks like another busy week ahead.