Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Break... I was going to take a break?

Well my life is topsy tuvry as always. Just when I thought a break was a good idea, I changed my mind. I'm going to Utah this summer, which will be good. As much as there are things that annoy me about that place at least I'm kept out of the adminstrative bullshit. I make props. That's it. I don't have to concerned about other things there. THey understand I'm contract labor and though I care about the place I'm not asked on how to solve problems that are quite frankly way over my head, or to help put in place plans for after I've left. Its understood that I will leave in August and maybe I'll come back and maybe I won't. And I appricate that.

I'm also going to be sending out stuff for some upcoming jobs that I can't pass up. 2 of them are full time with benifits and one is 3/4 time but is at a University. All are for Artisans. I've never seen this many props jobs that are full time open up at once. Maybe, maybe next year I can finally start to realize my dream of making a nest at a regional theatre.

But then of course to complicate my plans, I've decided I want to go to grad school. Since I want to major in props, there are really only 4 choices: University of Delaware, North Carolina School of the Arts, CalArts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Hmmmmm... which one does Chris want to go to? The one that is of course the furthest from home and the most expensive, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. I need to do more research into the program but it would allow me to live in London again. Plus I need to see if I can find the money. I'm not planning on this happening for several years if at all but it gives me something to strive for. I've been looking for that long term goal for awhile now, and this seems to fit in away that finding a steady job just doesn't. As always we'll see what happens.

3 comments:

Laura said...

I think you should try to get a job doing props for The Colbert Report or the Daily Show. Granted I haven't had time to watch them since before 2008 began, but I think that would be a super interesting job. They do have funny strange props showing up from time to time on that show. Good luck in Utah!

Nicki said...

Well, you know where my vote is. :) I will say this--if you want to go to grad school, the money will appear. I have never seen so many people willing to get me into debt when I decided to go to grad school. Could I borrow $5,000 for a car? Probably not without a job. Could I borrow ten times that to faff about London for a year? You bet. :)

Samantha said...

Do it! Do it! I'm sure you'll do just fine...you should try to get into touch with Lacy about CalArts. And I've heard good and bad about NCSA.

Hmmm...maybe I should jump across to the other side of the OTHER ocean and join you over in London...