"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." ~T.S. Eliot

"You were once wild here, don't let them tame you!" ~Isadora Duncan

"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." ~Andre Gide

"Follow your bliss!" ~J. Campbell ... and my folks!

"The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting." ~Andy Warhol

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." ~Nelson Mandela

"...open and expanding like an unfinished book..." ~Quote from a friend, Travis Judd

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~St. Francis of Assisi

"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." ~Nelson Mandela

"The capacity to be puzzled is ... the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science." ~Erich Fromm

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before." ~Mae West

"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it." ~Augusto Boal

Friday, April 29, 2011

Storefront Becomes a Theatre!

Today I helped in turning a Storefront into a theatre space for the "O Solo Mama Mia Festival". Our second weekend of shows is in Pittsfield, MA ... and the it's literally in a storefront ... I'm too tired to go into more detail, I'll make more sense of this in the AM. Load ins make me sleepy! Haha.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dotay (strike that, reverse it...)

WAM WAM WAM WAM!!! Lots of pre-tech WAM stuff today!
And Drama Kids classes...rough, some days are just rough. Haha. :o)
And that is all.

If I'd made it shorter it could've been a Haiku.

WAM, pre-tech work stuff
Drama Kids...some days are rough.
That's the end my friend.



Epic fail on getting any applications out as of yet this week ... sigh ... and it's not looking good for today either.

WAM work - the two week festival is literally around the corner, we actually have our Load In at the Pittsfield, MA site on Friday (this Friday)! And there's a lot of paper work / emails and such going on right now. Tech begins on, well technically Friday as we're loading in that space, but the actual tech'ing really begins on Monday the 2nd of May. Woo hoo!

I also had three Drama Kid classes yesterday for which I had some prep'ing to take care of and then the classes to run. It was such a glorious day out yesterday it was hard to get into the car and drive to work, LOL. Not to mention what beautiful sunny days do to kids in a classroom, haha! It also means sweet things like this one student who skipped into class with a daffodil wrapped in a wet paper towel and tin foil for me. :o)

Anyhoo...that's about all that occurred yesterday...aside from the morning fridge repair.

And that is all, for the moment.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Today I wound up substituting all day long in the Elementary school. Half day in the Music Room and half day for a 1st/2nd grade class room. :o)

Then I had a meeting for WAM up at the venue we're using in Troy, lighting and a few other bits.

I also made a phone call regarding my summer "Oliver!" gig (that counts as work).

And shortly I have to go pick up my Dad at the train station.

So, tomorrow I will work more on applying for jobs ...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Gimmick Search Is Still On!

Right, so I'm still looking for a good gimmick to work into the remaining months of this blog. Something that might make more folks read it ... something ... anyone got any good suggestions???

The winner gets ... what do ya want?


Needed a change.

It's spring time so I've decided to change the blogs background to match the season (sort of)!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Holy Moly I'm Behind!!!

Good lordy, how do I catch up now?

Life has been rather hectic as of late ... last weekend was my father's 60th birthday and me and the fam went to Philly to eat our faces off (mission totally accomplished) ... and this past week I was teaching a full day "Spring Break" Drama Kids Camp which leaves me TOTALLY exhausted in the evenings. Seriously folks, I fell asleep almost every night by 9pm (and one night it was like 8:15pm, phew, little kids are exhausting)! And I spent some time this week doing some work for WAM's upcoming "O Solo Festival", which really begins next week ... load in's and such ... so, I've not just been sitting around on me bum or nuffink!

But I digress ...

I've been offered to stay on board with Drama Kids next year, and potentially have more classes (woo hoo, more money, LOL)! So while I didn't apply for it, it counts! ;o)

And that is all ... for the moment. It's Easter tomorrow, so I'll start being a good girl with this here blog again come Monday!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Today is a Sunday.
In true Sunday fashion, I did nothing that deals with job hunting (our we noticing a theme here, one opposite to my initial intentions for this blog?).
Today I went to a family Bridal Shower.
And that is all.

April 10th and only 5 entries this month ... sigh ... 365 days of me??? Ha!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The past few days...

I'm so repetitive ... and I'm so bad at this "project" I've given myself. I thought it would be easy to do a blog a day/night, and keep on top of job applications and their rejections, possible interviews, interviews, and hirings ... instead I've once again gone several days without blogging. Not to mention that I've not actually applied for any jobs now since March 22nd. But I digress, I'm not just sitting around doing nothing.

Over the past week I've spent quite a lot of time working on the WAM O Solo Festival that I am stage managing. I worked Tuesday - Thursday for Drama Kids (some days with 3 classes). And on Wednesday I chaperoned the local HS's Drama Club field trip to see a college production of "Cabaret". Oh, and last night I went to see another fairly local HS's production of "Oliver!" This was mostly because I'm directing "Oliver!" this summer with kids and partly because I went with a friend. :o)

And I've read some, sure, I love to read.

And I've been working on a few different things that I'm trying to write.

Oh, and I spent a few hours on phone calls catching up with two of my best friends, one who's in London and one who's in Seattle. Sigh...I miss the days when they were "just around the corner" and we could go out to the pub to hang out/catch up.

But I digress. Right now I'm working on a book ... writing it not reading it, though the one I'm reading isn't that far from my fingers.

:o) And that is all for now.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Today's Post (what an incredible title, no?!?)

Well today was a busy Drama Kid day, getting myself caught up on what I was going to be teaching in the tree classes for tonight. And I did some O Solo stuff yesterday and today ... and other than that, I finished the book "Fallen".

Tomorrow I'm going to see Albany Universities production of "Cabaret" with the local HS (I love chaperoning theatre gigs), and teaching another three drama kid classes.

Thursday I have some summer "Oliver!" stuff to take care of with the Good Cause Club and teach two Drama Kid classes ... and somewhere in these hours I'm GOING TO FIND SOME TIME to send out a few more applications!

And now, back to working on my teaching philosophy (I know, I know, it should be done by now!!!)!


Monday, April 4, 2011

2 Links for press from the WAM/MOPCO 24 Hour Project

Figured I'd put these on here so you (whoever you are) can see them ... and so I'll have them logged somewhere. :o)

This link is for a Channel 10 News Clip on the project, and I'm actually in the news clip.


And this link is for an article written on the project.


2 Recent Responses

After a long period of not hearing anything from anyone I've submitted applications too, so many silent no's in this application process but I digress, I've gotten two responses over the past week and here they are:

Email Response #1

"Dear Margaret,

Thank you for your submission for the Equity Stage Manager positions within our 2011/2012 season. We will be in contact as opportunities become available.

Best, (Name)"

*This one looks fairly promising! :o) Fingers crossed ... it's for an application I put out that I don't think I listed on here for an AEA SM job at a theatre in RI ... So I double checked and I did list it on here when I sent the application, at any rate this is the response.


Email Response #2 - a NO

"Thank you, so much, for taking the time to apply for the Company Manager position with (Name) Theatre Festival. At this time, we have filled the position with another candidate. There were quite a few experienced applicants this year, so making decisions was tough. Your interest in (Name) and the effort spent applying is sincerely appreciated. I wish you the best of luck in your search for summer employment.

Warm regards,
General Manager"


Saturday, April 2, 2011


Drat, I missed my opportunity to play an April Fools "I got hired on a Broadway Show" joke ... oh well. Happy April. Now spring, GET GOING!!! I mean enough of the cold and snow and cold!!! SPRING!

Almost done hanging out in Maryland, for this trip anyhoo...my job today, making a Chocolate Orange Guinness Cake ... DONE with SUCCESS!!! mmmmm

That is all...for now.