Wednesday, February 27, 2008

MIA - In a Big Way...

First of all, I'd like to thank some of the regular readers of this blog who have been checking in to see if I'm still alive. I appreciate it...there were a few months that I wasn't too sure, actually...lol

I went from having Mono (earlier post) to having to have surgery done on my uterus (ick - same old shit I have had to have done three times before) to getting swept up in a new theatre company (yay!) whereupon I was hired to be the Stage Manager and Assistant Director for a production of Macbeth...a very challenging job, to say the least. This is on top of my regular job - the one I get paid for, that is, my Clark Kent gig if you will. So, I would work 10-6 or therabouts and then head over to rehearsal from 7-11 and then into production...for the past two or two 1/2 months. Needless to say, the Mono never really went away, my cramps got really bad with the surgery, and I've been tired as hell.

On the BRIGHT side, I am now involved with a new theatre company, since my father decided to shut down our school - the one I was so happy about? Daddy realized after 6 months (or, not even that long, really) that he was too tired to teach after all, and David decided to move to California (long story) so I was left without a school to teach at (NYFA only seems to hire me during the summers) and no theatre company any more - since my group had withered and died like the potted plant in my apartment that I just noticed is looking really tired...



Oh, wait - the bright side, right, sorry...so ANYWAY...I'm involved in this new theatre company, the Oberon Theatre Ensemble...and I have a great new boyfriend. We just celebrated our six-month anniversary...which is a really cool thing, considering that I was starting to wonder if I had it in me to even have a "relationship" anymore.

What happened, though, is that my blogs suffered tremendously. I would come home after working all day and then rehearsing (and now, for three weeks in production) totally whacked out and unable to even log on to blogger, much less think of something to write. I've had so much to say...so many things I've wanted to share, but I've been battling WEIRD health issues with trying to conquer this new position.

I've been an actor and director of theatre; I've floor-directed, directed, produced, hosted, etc LIVE television; I've even assistant stage-managed theatre here in NYC once. I thought this would be difficult but not that big a deal.

I was SO wrong. This has been one of the most difficult things I've had to do in my life. Then again, I've said that same thing many times...so perhaps simply growing as an individual is the hard part?

Oh, and what else: this month within a week of my show closing (March 8th) I start a new job in my company on the 12th - pretty damn cool, happy about it, since I'll be doing something different and making more money...and in a position to rock-climb that damn corporate ladder; AND I'll be getting a roommate - which is weird because I only have a one-bedroom...but he's my friend and I'm going to live in my living room.

So...there is an update - sorry I've been MIA - again. I'm going to try to get back on track, because I was really starting to get a lot of readers, both on here and Ornery Woman - and then I just got sick and had WAY too much on my plate.

But you have been in my thoughts...often. Thank for reading.

xo
Billychic

2 Comments:

Blogger Bitchy Actress said...

You big goober.
Take care of your health, for chrissakes.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Antonio said...

I had no idea you were such a blogger. I'm just starting this venture, so you are going to have to help me with some kinks. We need to have coffee! once your shows are closed.

And about stage managing... it's totally under rated. I always try and congratulate the stage manager for a "well called show" whenever I get the chance; and whenever that is the case...

11:21 PM  

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