I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the relationship between the ephemeral and the disposable. How can we make theatre that more thoroughly highlights the difference between these two things, and that illuminates the disastrous effects of that which is disposable? I don’t have anything resembling an answer yet, but maybe some of the theatre I make soon will help me sort through the muck.
how does one communicate passion and sincerity in a letter of introduction? I feel capable of reflecting earnest, intense love in journaling, in personal letters, and in fiction and nonfiction (where it is something else entirely).
but in a letter of introduction?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! when a sincere person and an insincere person could write something virtually identical?!?! when sincerity could sound desperate or cartoonish? perhaps that is the risk one must take.
Returning to Ontario has re-energized my love of theatre. While it certainly never diminished, my intense love of theatre and dedication to the craft did feel more like a private flame for the last few years I spent in Halifax. It’s been invigorating to see some brilliant theatre since returning here. I’ve missed it.
Right now I have a huge, overwhelming, passionate desire to do theatre. To make something right now. To instantly have my own theatre company and create my own work. But there's only so many steps I can take today to make that happen. And that is extremely frustrating. I want to be working right now.
Wow. School. Rehearsals. Things have been unreal lately! So busy.
Rehearsals have been going super well for the Seagull! Turns out I have a lot more in common with Nina than I thought. There are still a bunch of things I need to figure out, obviously, and tomorrow we will be working on the daunting Act IV.
Between homework and memorizing lines, I'm hoping to go catch The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel today!!!!!! I could use a day with Judi and Maggie.
We're also preparing for our "panel auditions".... my god. I'm terrified. There are so many more things I want to do before the school year ends! And the summer is stretching out in front of me... so far without any work. So I'm about to really go on the job hunt. Any suggestions... send em my way.
I am feeling a bit like the Seagull right now - so I need to draw on Nina and remind myself I'm not. Haha.
PS - International Women's Day. Keep fightin the good fight.