Who had the bright idea to make November National Novel Writing Month? I mean, four months out of the year have 30 days. So. Why November? No, this post will not explore the origins of NaNo. I just need to gripe. And, you know, reassure you that I’m still here. (Still figuring out how all […]
Tag: kick ass
Saturday was crazy! An awesome sort of crazy, even if it totally kicked my ass. (Yeah, it did.) My day started with a workshop. A local theatre offers occasional master classes, and that day they held an audition boot camp. Which was exactly as advertised. Intense and amazing, and I was more than a little […]
Why I Haven’t Posted
Confidence. Once upon a time, I had none. High school theatre helped. It gave me the courage to explore, to try on different personas until I found a combination that fit right. College for me was more about the people and the experience than the academics. Funny, since I went so deeply in debt for […]
I’ve Missed You
So. What have I missed? The Turn of the Screw – this show has been fantastically intense and challenging. Terrifying, because I’ve never had a lead role, because I’ve been out of it for a decade, because the line load is ridiculous and this play – this character – goes to some dark, uncomfortable places. […]
This Is Exciting!
I have awesome dreams. I’ve mentioned that before in this blog, and it bears repeating. These are dreams I don’t want to wake up from – not until we’ve reached the goal or found the thing, not until I’ve gotten to know the other characters. It’s breathless and exciting and heart-pounding. That’s the sort of story […]
Round And Round We Go
I really ought to stop doing things that scare the crap out of me. . . . Nah, who am I kidding? This is too much fun. So I just bought plane tickets to Istanbul. I’ve spent the last few weeks stressing and avoiding and procrastinating. My grandmother, my husband, and I are going to […]
Ice! Fire! Lobster!
Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. This Robert Frost poem — at least, these first two lines of it — have been stuck in my head off and on for at least a year now. Now, I finally have an opportunity to use it! In my last post, I […]
Happy Turkey Day!
So it’s Thanksgiving here in the US. Quite appropriately, we have had a giant flock of wild turkeys parading between our house and the in-laws’. No sign of the gorgeous fox we saw the other day, though. Jumping on this holiday’s bandwagon, I have quite a lot to be thankful for right now. Friends and […]
So today, I want to talk about insecurities. We all have them. Some are probably so ingrained, we don’t even know that we have them. Last weekend was amazing, by the way. For many reasons, but chiefly… I learned how to sew. Ok, so my grandmother taught me the basics of how to sew when […]
Perfect People Being Perfect
I just saw an amazing production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The man playing Prospero is a friend and a brilliant actor/director/teacher. I watched it with one of my sisters (an artist), her younger daughter (who is certainly an artist, but I’m not sure she would say or think that of herself… at least not yet), […]