School was fine. The APES test has been moved to Friday, and tomorrow I'm on an almost all-day field trip. We leave 3rd and get back during 9th. Going down to the Chicago Center For the Performing Arts to see Scapin, a commedia dell'arte.
STUNTS stuff went well today. I wandered and acted where needed. Swartz, the adult Musical Theatre Troupe sponsor, is taking a personal leave of absence for an undisclosed amount of time. He should be back by next Thursday, but that leaves them three rehearsals without the adult sponsor. Today was a little shaky.
Crew is going great, though. And Band sounds fantastic. It's amazing how much they get accomplished, despite goofing off so much...as the band often does. ;-)
Crew ended at 5, and by the time I was done with my last observation of stuff, it was 5:15. Eric, Charlie and I spent 45 minutes talking. Or well...E and I talked, and Charlie sat there. We were mostly discussing the format of the theatre program and changes he would like to see in the future. He also helped me out a bit with my monologue that I was trying to write today in Company. Fuck me, but I just can't get it to work. He gave some really good ideas though.
Then he asked what I was up to and since I was planning to avoid home anyway, we went to Chipotle to grab dinner while doing STUNTS stuff. We got a lot accomplished, scheduled crew for the next weeks leading up until tech. We also discussed Swartz's absence and what happens if it lasts longer. A ton of stuff.
Then we started talking about what's to come in the future. Basically, there are 3 shows left for the year...Musical, Dance Show and Spring Play. The Senior Girls are basically fighting for Stage Managing positions on these three and are biting each others legs to impair them from reaching the goal. And yet, we never actually vocalize our wants and such.
I'm going to be in Spring Play, so it leaves Musical and Dance Show. I don't really care which I get, so long as I get one of them. Either would be great for experience. So far, I've called two Studio shows (though different Studios)...fall play last year, and fall play this year. Two very different beasts, with different obstacles. This year's huge set and the flying people and complicated stuff. Last year was smaller, but focused on the shifts; furniture and prop decoration. I've called an Auditorium show, STUNTS last year. Fucking pain in my ass that practically killed me, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. Musical and Dance Show are both auditorium shows. Dance Show would be good because it's a different kind...obviously it's not theatre. There is no speaking, and everything is focused on lighting and sound. It's also called off of a counter on the CD for the most part. Musical is a huge beast of a show. Tons of people, tons of stress, tons of problems. But also a great experience to work something that huge. I'd like to think that by the time I graduated, I had a large variety under my belt, and I really feel that I do.
Half of me doubts the other half as to whether I have a preference or not. The prestige that comes with SMing the Musical is great, but I don't think that's what pulls me to it. Either way, I'll be working Musical, and I'm also interested in ASMing or Props for that. I guess we'll have to see.
Wow...that was long. Uh...yay theatre?
We stayed at Chipotle until 8, when they close and I came home to work on updating STUNTS stuff and sent out the mass email to the board. All is now good and calm, and I need to do my APES homework.
Yay no school tomorrow!