Wednesday, May 30, 2007

the theatre (theater?) obsession

Okay, I am obviously suffering from an obsession. I knew it would happen. The minute I auditioned for Fuddy Meers I knew I would become hooked on being onstage again. I just found out a community theater is doing Guys and Dolls in November, so of course I'm trying out! I love that show! I have always loved it, and now I'm going to (hopefully) be in it! I'll take any part in this show, just to be in it.

We had a play selection meeting last night and it went very well. We're meeting again on Saturday to read some additional plays that were ordered last week and hadn't come in by yesterday afternoon. I'm looking forward to reading these plays too. The committee is great, and I really enjoy working with them.

So it looks like the rest of my year will be spent doing Hamlet in August and Guys and Dolls in November. I think I'm going to become a theater junkie!

Initially, I worried about this getting in the way of my writing, but as long as I continue writing and learn to balance everything I think it'll be okay. I'm going to start waking up earlier in the mornings so I can get my writing done before anything else. It's just a matter of training my body to wake up earlier. I think I can do it. But, of course, if it starts to get in the way, I'll slow down. Writing comes first. Always.


  1. Anonymous9:22 AM

    I always write in the morning, before I'm "tainted by the day". I try to write all through the day, but the early morning is most productive.

    Pros spell it "theatre"
    Amateurs/business people/civilians spell it "theater"

    Some regionals started spelling it "theater" so the patrons would continue giving them money. They should teach the patrons how to spell.

  2. I think morning is the best time to write. I just have to start getting up earlier. It'll be better for me in the long run, so I'm going to do it!

    It's funny how different organizations spell it different ways, isn't it? The theatre I'm working with now spells it right, but several others in the area do not. It makes me a little crazy when I'm trying to remember how each one spells it!

    I've always used theatre, mostly because I like it better. Now that I know how it's supposed to be, I'll always spell it that way and I won't feel bad about it!