I’m trying very hard to get this “organized” thing down. Yes, I tell employers that I’m totally organized — and I really am when I’m at work! — but I feel like my organizational skills are represented in different ways depending on my location. At home, I’m still honing that particular organizational technique.
To do so, I figured Sunday, my first full day all to myself after the New South Young Playwrights Festival, would be an excellent day to practice prepping a few meals for the week. Then I wouldn’t have to worry about cooking while I go out and about on errands and starting my new partly part time job at Horizon Theatre! But I didn’t actually make that much. Oh well.
Yeah, did I mention I’m employed? Madison The Box Office Manager asked if I would be interested in training in box office duties for the theatre. Yay! But like I said, it’s like partly part time. 10 – 15 hours a week more or less depending on if a show is going on. Still, as a starter, I’ll take it! And I’ll blog about it til I get my camcorder cord from NJ. Did I also mention the festival was so much fun? Hectic as all get out, but so fun to be a part of and such a valuable learning experience for me. All of the first week of my internship was prepping for the festival. Contact info, filling Bobby the all-knowing binder, collecting and organizing paperwork for the students and mentors, making binders from which the actors could read the play submissions (at least for Monday). Busy busy office work.
- Then Monday. Monday was picking up breakfast for Tuesday and dinner for Monday night. Finishing printing scripts for Tuesday’s play readings. Last minute changes to script selections for the readings.
- Tuesday was more of the same…but less because I had prepped Tuesdays scripts and there was less food to collect since dinner would be dine-in at a restaurant. I joined the playwrights for dinner. Got a chance to chat with them a little. It was nice. They’re basically my peer group. I only just recently graduated, remember? A really good group.
- Wednesday was more filling binders for play readings, picking up food and making sure it was correct, and making sure there was plenty for everyone including our allergy kids. I got a break because there was so little for me to do, so when I came back (after making my Not-Beenie Weenies for the first time! YUM!) I got to read for one of the plays! Then I helped out as assistant house manager again. 🙂
- Thursday. Oh Thursday. You were so unkind to me. Tons of messing around with the script from hell. THIRTEEN ACTORS INCLUDED IN A READING SUCKS!! And on top of that, I ended up going to the wrong restaurant to get dinner and then got stuck in traffic. I was 45 minutes late with the food AND there was hardly enough AND I was late for my assistant house manager duties. So I stress-ate a bunch of cookies and got heartburn in the morning. Ugghhhh….Thursday….
- Friday was more laid back since all the readings were over. It was more printing and then I had to just watch over the rehearsals of the 5 minute plays they wrote over the course of the week. I was out til around 9 and missed a party cos I felt so tired and poopy after eating such crap the last couple of days. (Yes, my vocabulary is extensive. Poopy.)
- Saturday was the last day. Totally chill. Tried for an IF day, but caved and ate salad. Then a couple slices of cake. Then a better dinner as I hung out with one of the playwrights who is super cool. 😀 Then a rooster cookie while watching The Book Club Play. Very good day. And I survived YPF!