The main reason life has been so hectic lately is that I've been directing the play for our local amateur theatre group, The Emerald Little Theatre. We've been in rehearsals for the last three months, and opening night is next weekend. It's gotten very busy the last three weeks with extra rehearsals, painting and building the set, locating props and trying to get my cast to learn their lines! We are a very small theatre group (about 10 members at the moment). Where most theatre companies have someone in charge of set design, someone in charge of sound and/or lighting, a backstage manager, a prop manager, a costume person, etc, in our theatre group this all tends to be the responsibility of the director, producer and cast. Added responsibilities. Add that to the fact that this play is a cast of three, and two of those are co-producing the play with me and you get where I'm going. I have to keep reminding myself that I volunteered for this. We've been in rehearsals every night last week, and will be every night this week. With only 3 people in a play that runs for 110 minutes approximately, they've got a lot of script to memorise each and it's taken them (a lot) longer than expected to get there, but I think we might finally have it.
|Promo picture for The Bob and Al Show|
I've been back at work for four months now, slowly getting my head back around the role. The referrals are starting to come in this term for Occupational Therapy, and without a physiotherapist at the moment, there is a fair amount to do. This term is shaping up to be pretty full on - there are four public holidays this term, plus I am away for 5 1/2 days at conferences - which makes nearly 2 weeks out of a 10 week term where I am unable to visit students in schools. That's okay - we'll get there. :)
So between Little Theatre, work and church, there hasn't been a lot of spare time for anything else.
I have managed to design a couple of patterns lately. One was a birthday present for a friend who has over 100 pairs of shoes. The pattern is now available from my Esty Store
That's it from me. I'm off for an early night.
Celebrate Star Wars in style my friends!