Dear Diary... :)
Time to catch up. "HAIR" is over. We closed July 25th. A helluva ride. Bittersweet, to say the least. I can't begin to explain the experience so I'll just leave it to myself. For so many reasons, it stands alone.
I haven't had much spare time since closing. I've had a Voodoo Darlings Burlesque show, a photo shoot for Torture Couture, auditions, appointments, a shoot, & all other sorts of errands like crazy.
For the first time in a long *and I mean LONG* time...I feel I need a little break. I need some time to just be me and do nothing and recharge and re-evaluate. No characters, no pretend. I want to have a fun summer, or what's left of it, by simply playing. Hanging out with friends and reconnecting with people.
I only have one project coming up for three days out of town the end of the month, playing an Italian mail order bride. The fact that it's out of town was appealing to me right now, so I'm taking it. But THEN, it's downtime!
I found out a couple days ago I got cast in "The Persian Quarter" at SLAC. I did the reading in the spring. My fourth show there, it's the first show next season. It's a beautiful piece. The main characters are two women, an Iranian & American. The first half takes place during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The second is the chance meeting of the two women's daughters (played by the same actresses).
So as of right now, no theatre from Sept - Jan 3. Crazy! But I am into it. Is it weird that during this little break I want to be as "normal" and removed from it all as I possibly can? I mean, this is something I never thought I'd say (never say never) but I almost want to get a temporary "regular" job for that time. A no brainer, no entertainment oriented part time job. If nothing than to fill my spare time (and it never hurts to put towards our travel fund, as I've recently decided that travel is more important in the next couple years than ever before). As much as I hated retail half the time I did it years ago, lately there are times when I find myself envious of the girls I see doing it. They don't have to deal with the pressures of performing, vulnerably putting yourself, heart and art on display for everyone to judge. To like, or not like. I physically and vocally need the time off right now. I think I just want to call a rare time out for myself while I can. Maybe it's something I'll find I need every few years? Get some perspective. Maybe it's healthy for me...we'll see. :)
It's time to catch up on video making this fall. We shot the ECLIPSE MUSICAL PARODY on Sunday. It's only barely being edited but it truly looks like the best one yet. The look a likes are AMAZING! He he he. I think everyone who follows my musical Twilight parody series is going to FLIP.
But, before any of the above plans happen, tomorrow I become MIA for awhile. I have surgery in the morning. It's not a big deal, and that's all I'm going to say. And again, NO, I'm not getting boobs or anything crazy like that! LOL!
So that's it for now! Wish me luck & I'll be back online in a few days!