Living the Dream!
It has been a very long time since someone paid me to act. Well, at least unless one is prepared to include scholarships granted to me for a theatrical master’s degree, which probably should count for something. My point is, I had started to poke my nose into (and apply to jobs for) professional technical theatre and theatrical design, and I have for a long time pursued teaching positions in the field. It makes me laugh at myself to now announce that my first seriously theatre related job since graduating with an MFA in theatre performance is honest to goodness theatre performance. Who’d have guessed? I was just offered and immediately accepted a job working for Mad Science Houston as an actor in a one woman show that will be sent to schools and events to teach kids of all ages about the glories and wonders of science. I have not been this excited about a new job since the JET Programme hired me to teach high school English in Japan back in 2005. On top of that, I have been called back for a completely unrelated professional acting position, and callbacks are very happy things for actors (even ones who have just landed potentially long term jobs with mind-blowingly awesome educational organizations). Apparently 30 (I had a birthday on Wednesday) is a very auspicious age for me ^_^. Heck, I’m a mature and exceptionally well trained actor, and it shouldn’t surprise me nearly as much as it does that I feel like I can really nail an audition now. And with results! Glorious, glorious results. Now, I’m not saying I plan to stop here. I’m going to keep auditioning, and if anyone out there wants to send a technical theatre or theatre design job my way, I am still game for just about anything. I do, however, feel like I am 0ne giant leap closer to living the actor/performer dream. Onward and upward! Wooohoooo! Cheers, and I hope everyone out there has as awesome a day as mine- E.G.D.