Oh, hey, look at that! I have a blog. I totally forgot about that.
That’s a lie. I knew it was there the whole time. It lurked in the back of my mind for the last several months, taunting me, daring me to write something. Which I did! Just not for the blog. I’ve decided not to feel too bad about it.
That said, it has been a thrilling few months since my last report. I opened and closed Hunger at Lifeline. Lifeline also announced its next season, and I will be writing the script for our winter show, an adaptation of China Miéville’s The City and the City. I’ll be hearing the script out loud for the first time in just a couple of weeks. And I spent the last six weeks rehearsing The Duchess of Malfi for Strawdog Theatre. Previews start tomorrow. I’ve got a couple other writing projects in the works, and I’ve been cast in a show that will run next fall, about which I am incredibly excited.
On the downside, I lost my day job a few weeks ago. The company packed up and moved its office out of the city, and without a car I couldn’t make the commute. I will admit that I am getting more and more stressed about money issues with each passing day, but I feel certain that in the long run this is going to turn into an opportunity for me. Like I said, I’m writing more. I’ve also finally started going out on commercial auditions that my agent has set up for me. Nothing has come from these yet, but it’s an area in which I’m still very new. I am thinking positive thoughts, and telling myself it’s just a matter of time.
Oh! And I recorded a voiceover demo. I’m rather proud of it. You can check it out here. (In fact, please do. Because of budgetary constraints I am doing this completely on my own, and could use all the free feedback I can get.) This one is strictly commercials; next week I plan on recording a second one that focuses more on narrative scripts. This is another new field for me, but one that I think holds some potential for me.
A Crew of Patches has a few more weeks before the end of its season. When that’s done I will need to begin my job search in earnest. Most likely I’ll start hitting up some of my old temp agencies. My fingers are crossed that I can find something that will be as flexible as my old place about letting me run out for auditions, as well as my morning Patches shows.
In the meantime, I have my current artistic endeavors to keep me busy, if not solvent.
Also, I need a haircut.