January 12, 2008

I’m Not Dead

I call this: theatre — Posted by KP @ 11:47 am

I got called out by a friend of mine the other night — “The Go Button, not updated so much, hmmm?”

Yeah. It’s actually really embarrassing that it’s January and I haven’t updated since November. I’ve been busy, and to be honest, the Facebook epidemic swept through the Frankenstein company and took up most of my webpage-updating energy for a while.

Frankenstein has now been closed for a month, and I’m currently working on an adorable new musical called Wanda’s World, which is billed as “a musical for the ‘tween in all of us.” The site appears to be down at the moment, but here’s the tickets page. Anyway it’s a very fun show, aimed at middle school kids, but with a great score and a very talented cast that I think will make it entertaining for all. We’re currently in tech. I’m assisting (again!) so I’m sitting alone backstage while they work on a giant dance number. I really want to PSM something, but I’m going to be careful what I wish for because I could very well wind up doing a show in the spring right before going back to Reagle, and that means 4 PSM jobs with no time in between. I would probably be burnt out after the first show at Reagle. As it is, I’ve learned that it’s best to leave a little cushion before the start of the summer. I had about 18 hours between my last show of the spring and when I left for Reagle last year, and I was worn out very early in the summer. A job is a job, but if I have a choice I’m going to consider the importance of my sanity for the rest of the summer. I had less than a week between Frankenstein and Wanda’s World, so a week or two of intermittent sub work would be just fine whenever it comes along.

The best thing I can say about my career right now is that I have so many insurance weeks that it’s a non-issue in considering job offers, and I have enough savings from Reagle and Frankenstein that I can afford to work at a loss for a while. This is very important, because every now and then the job that pays the most or gives you the pension & health points is actually not the most challenging or most helpful to one’s career.

So that’s what’s been going on. Sorry to keep you waiting!

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