"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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nothing new to tell...

Second rehearsal of Circus Olympus went really well today.  We worked on telling a story with our bodies ... good times ... played some games, did the fairy tale tableaus, the bench game, and also talked about what the "actors job" is ... among other things.  Everyone seemed to be having a really good time today so that's good.  Did get the inevitable question from a few of "why did some people get two parts and we only got "one small one"?  Oiy...but such is life.  There are no real leads in this script but ... well ... casting is always done from ones audition and this year was more difficult than in years past, with several different myths trying to get every kid at least one speaking role - using 38 kiddos ... phew.  But all in all ... team work ... fun!

Drama Kids still Drama Kidding!

Not going to get those possible fill in gig dates with Cap Rep, they're trying not to use over hire (I understand saving money, but dang).  They did say the will use me next season, so ... WOOT WOOT for that!!!

Me thinks that is all for now ... It's Been Real November 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

First Read Thru

Woop woop, Circus Olympus' First Read Thru was a success...even though we didn't get through the final myth (which is mostly movement and very little dialogue).  I did however give them a brief "this is what the final myth is" just before rehearsal ended, so they "know" the entire show.  They laughed a lot, and at the right places, so I think they like it!  And I hope they are all "good" with the roles I gave them.  It took almost 3 hours yesterday to actually cast the show - we already cast who was in it, this was casting those kids into the different myths.  Phew!!!

Here we go.

Other than the actual rehearsal ... reading of the script, listing all the movement sections - so I can get on "choreographing" them - and my mind is teaming with things to do ... this is exciting!!!  ;o)

Und zat is all for now!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

No Posting ... Oiy!

No posts for how many days NOw?  Too many.  Such is life I suppose.
Right...well Happy Thanksgiving all (one of you who read this blog), hope you had a good one.

Tomorrow is the first rehearsal (read thru) of "Circus Olympus"!

Setting up a time to sit in on a class for the Proctors Media Works Program, which is the potential job op in my sights right now - wish me luck on that one!!!

And for the moment that's all.

I can't believe it's almost December ... how did that happen???  ~M

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Knock On Wood

How freaking cool would it be if I had two local "gigs" in the works, both because of connections from a recent gig!?!?!?!  Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself.  Sometimes the universe is working with me and sometimes it's not, or at least that is the way it feels.  (Most specifically the universe is NOt working with me where men are concerned...but that's another blog entirely, and one I am NOt going to write.)

And that's that, for now.

Happy Turkey-Eve!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ya know, stuff!

Some play work today - script reading ... directorial thinking ... it's coming along.

Possible future job phone conversation!  :o)

Und zat is all.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Work Begets Work

Well at least I hope it does!  :o)
And it looks like it might be about to do so.  Oh yeah!
Work in one place and do a good job and get recommended for another job at another place.  
Knock on wood folks ... !!!

I'm intentionally being a little cryptic.  My superstitious side says if I don't say too much out loud I won't jinx it.  Of course I could totally be jinxing it by saying I don't want to jinx it...

We'll see what happens!  :o)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fill In Gigs

"Time Warp back to November 18th (this past Friday)"...


Cap Rep has asked me if I'm available to do one or two different (super short term) fill in SM gigs. A weekend cover - where I'd run the show that's up - and a week long cover - where I would either run the show that's up OR run the first week of rehearsals for the next show that'll be going up.

I'm free for both time frames - my DK position still going on, but with notice my boss is usual good and ok with helping out!

We'll see what happens.

Friday, November 18, 2011

We Have a Cast!

Woot woot! Circus Olympus has a cast! And even better, they all said yes to being cast in the show! :o) Now onto working out who gets what roles in each of the myths, and who's going to be our Greek Chorus! Let the good times role!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I've been super lucky, in the past few weeks I've managed to see quite a bit of theatre.

~"La Cage aux Folles" at Proctors
~"She Stoops to Concur" at SUNY Oneonta
~"Wicked" on Broadway
~"Man of La Mancha" at Capital Rep

And even better, for all four shows I paid a grand total of five bucks! Saaaa-weet!

So, what show's next ... ??? Actually, I'm not sure, but I hope something, and soon! :o)

What's a'going on???

I've missed several days now ... recap ... Drama Kids classes and getting the audition stuff ready for the GCS MS auditions, holding auditions (being super happy with auditions) and then trying to sort through the MANY kiddos who did audition to select the cast.

Perhaps I'll have a real update tomorrow. :o)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Auditions in 2 Days

Worked on some Audition Stuff for Tuesday's Middle School Auditions. I'm super excited! Working on how the movement part of the audition is going to be done. It's not specific choreography, but it needs to be something they can show in small'ish groups ...

And other than that, NO theatre stuff today!

Wicked Yesterday

Dooooooo the time warp ya'll...

Yesterday I went into NYC with Drama Kids to see "Wicked"! It was fun to see it with Drama Kids actually, the little girl and her mom who were sitting next to me (and while she's not in any of my week classes, she is a Drama Kid I've had in the Winter/Spring Camps) was so adorable while watching it. Every time she figured something out she got more and more excited!!!

I can't wait to see a show with Paige and Taryn and experience them like that! :o)

Anyhoo, it's still an amazing show! It re-inspired me to be "great"! So now, I've gotta get on with that! Hahahaha...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Space Inquiry Letter Sent

So I've sent out a letter of inquiry on renting out space at Proctors for a round of my 24 Hour Project. It would be my "Around The World" round, which I have been dying to do for ages NOw! :o)

We'll see what happens.


Turns out ... NO surprise here, ha ha ... that I'm horrid at this blogging every day and all that.
The only thing done yesterday were my Drama Kid classes. :o)

Monday, November 7, 2011


No's come at me from all areas of life.
Tonight I'm thinking the silence is a NO.
Sigh...chin up buttercup...right?!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Didn't do much today on the "looking for future jobs" front ... nor did I do much with the MS Play or anything else theatrical. Doing several things manana ... including working out a Clowning "Daisy Girl Scout Patch" with a friend of mine who's the troop leader of a local Daisy Troop, how cute will that be?! :o)

We'll see what else I get done tomorrow ... tomorrow! G'night ya'll ... and blargh to "falling back" - grumble grumble getting darker earlier and all that jazz!

No Post

No Post from yesterday ... 11/5/11 ... Nothing to post about yesterday either, No theatrey stuffs done, and that's the truth!

Friday, November 4, 2011

MS Play

Well how awesome is this ... the audition sign up sheet was officially put out today in the MS Main Office, and before the day was over I was notified that it was almost full and in need of another sheet for students to sign up on. Those are some good vibes!

Either I'm doing something right ... or there's a lot of Greek Mythology Fans at GCS Middle School ... or perhaps both! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Resume Submitted

Woot woot!

Today I actually submitted my resume for something. The Education Coordinator at Cap Rep asked me to sent it to her, as she knows I teach, to see if I might be a good fit for Cap Rep's summer program. We shall see what happens. :)

I love it when work breeds work!

NO Post Yesterday ... what a slacker ...

No NOvember 2nd post now either ... I'm such a slacker.
Actually, I spent the day working on some GCS MS Play stuff. Prep'ing for my Drama Kids Classes. And then teaching three Drama Kids Classes.
End Scene.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Do the Time Warp!

Ooooooops ... NO blog post for NOvember 1st, 2011 ... whoops!

Yesterday's info ... officially turned in the "Pure Poe" prompt book at the theatre, along with the keys ... hope to get hired back. Both Maggie (the Artistic Director of the theatre and the Director of the show) and the Education Director, Laura, said that I did a great job! And Laura asked me to send her my teaching artist resume for their summer teaching positions, so ... we'll see what happens. And as I turned in my keys to the Production Manager (who does the hiring) I said something like, Peace Out and or Hire Me Again! He smirked ... only time will tell.

I'll be seeing "Man of La Mancha" there in a week, and there's the Company Christmas Party on Dec. 19th, so that's fun and exciting to look forward too!

And I had my Tuesday night Drama Kids yesterday, all classes went well! :) One of the classes I hadn't been to this year, but was a class I did last year so many of the kiddos knew me already, chimed in with a rather enthusiastic 'MISS MAGGIEEEEE" when they saw me! :)

AND I've gotten the GCS MS play "going" ... the official announcement was made on Monday in school, and tomorrow I will "post" the information on auditions and production weekend! So now onto show research ... and other good stuffs in prep!

And that was yesterday!

PS...Welcome November (stay away cold, ha ha ha)!