All the World's a Stage

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December 12, 2007

Last Day

My last day of exams is tommorrow! Hooray! I’m so glad the semesters almost over, even though I had a lot of fun. I’m excited to be able to paint and read again. I just started East of Eden, and I can’t wait to have time to read it more. I just finished writing my ten page paper for my script analysis class. It was actually a lot of fun. I wrote about Macbeth and I really love writing about Shakespeare. I’m such a dork! It made me like the play even more than I already did. I haven’t wrote about Shakespeare since my freshman year, when I wrote about Coriolanus for english 102.

My lighting design project went very well on Monday. I feel like our group accomplished what we wanted to. I’m very glad that I kept the amount of cues to a minimum now, I felt very nervous about it before. The other groups also did very well I think. I was a bit surprised at how many people felt that they didn’t have enough time. For some reason, I have had a lot of group projects through college with limited time, so I feel like I was sort of prepared for it. I also like working with limited time, it keeps my procrastination to a minimum.

December 06, 2007

End of the Semester

Today was my last normal class day, next week is final projects and exams. Today was basically just reviews and tying up loose ends. I’m really going to miss my classes! Script analysis was a ball! I don’t think I disliked any of my classes. Yesterday my group and I worked in the flexible theatre focusing our lights for our final project. It’s going fairly well, I think. I’m very nervous about programming the light board tommorrow, I’ve never done it before. Oh, I found out I’m working on the same segment of the dance concert as Liz! I’m so excited! Sorry it’s so short guys, I have to write my paper!

November 30, 2007

Moon for the Misbegotten

Thursday was a rather exciting day! The spring dance concert preview was during Bengal Pause and it was really cool. I can’t wait to start working on it! I really loved the first piece, I hope it’s the one I get to design for. But, honestly, I really loved all of the pieces. I never thought I would take an interest in dance until I saw my first dance concert here. I also saw Moon for the Misbegotten at the Irish Classical. It was one of the best perfomances I ever saw. The actress who played Josie was amazing. She totally embodied her character the entire time. I was really amaed to find out that she doesn’t have an Irish brougue in real life.The talk back afterwards was amusing. A man asked why they were so quiet at one point that he couldn’t hear them and the actress playing Josie offered to do the scene for him later, jokingly of course!

I actually don’t have much to do this weekend, homework wise. Just a play to read for theatre history. But, on a completley unrelated note, I got to see the coolest thing at work today. Normally, we don’t do surgeries at our clinic on Fridays, but a big shepherd mi had a tooth abcess and our doctor did surgery on him. It was so neat to see a sugery! I’m usually running around helping with it, but this time I was able to watch the whole thing! It was a bit gruesome, but totally worth it.

November 26, 2007

Hair

OK so Hair auditions were yesterday. I can honestly say that it was the most fun I had at an audition. The dance combination was fun and really just a blast. I think the atmosphere in the room helped also. I was surrounded by friends and the movement was just so fun to do that it didn’t feel like an audition, also the choreographer was very good with keeping the room at ease. Then I had about a two hour break to get changed and ready to sing. I am not vocally trained, but when you sing a song that you enjoy doing that’s all the matters because then they can see you. So i just had fun and was myself. Callbacks are on the third of December and I get to read a side. I’m excited!