Stress? I'm not fond of under-employment. For various reasons, it's not been practical yet for me to up and move to Philadelphia, but finally I'll be able to do so during the coming month--and that'll feel better. Once in Philadelphia, I can not only look for roles, but also find a voice coach, a stage combat workshop, a dance class or two, and perhaps an advanced scene study class. I may also find some adjunct work myself, since I'm credentialed to teach English lit, composition, and theater/acting. I've not been able to do any of that, while still split between Portland and Houston and away-trips for auditions and other business. I also have material for writing.
Friday, October 02, 2009
I'm visiting the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia this weekend. I'm very much looking forward to seeing their Black Friars Theatre, what I hear is a gorgeous reconstruction of the original, in London. I'll see TITUS ANDRONICUS, MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, and HENRY IV PART I. Tomorrow, I'll also audition for the 2010/11 season, and I'll visit with one of Jack Young's former MFA students, who has been playing major roles, including Hamlet and Hal. I'll walk around the historical town of Staunton, take a drive in the mountains, try to shed a little stress.