Saturday, October 07, 2017

(Cue the spambots.)

We changed ideas, so sadly I will not be including the phrase "children's theater sexy" in last night's production report.

[I've been to NYC and MO, and through a major storm, and *this* is what brings me back to posting? Sure, why not.]

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Also, the Harvey reports have a quote of the day section is really aiding my post-its.
Absolutely crashed last night, and still feel not so great this morning, but I'll take it today if it means I'm recovered by vacation next week.

In other news:
* Hey, remember when I used to routinely post an "in other news" section?

* Ended up with store credit and a free portable hard drive after Amazon said they'd delivered (when they wouldn't for another 36 hours), sent the box to the wrong address, and managed to include the wrong product on top of everything else. I am okay with all of this.

* I teared up at the end of Dunkirk, and then teared up again as I watched the projectionist fuss with the real, live reel of film at the 70mm screening.

* I was (very last minute) pulled into a PR photoshoot project to advertise the new season, so the loopy pigtails and I may end up as the face of one of the upcoming productions. (Or not. I think they scheduled eleven people for ten shows, so we'll see who makes the cut.)

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

(Well, technically *yesterday* was a bit of a day, as it is freshly Wednesday.)

...And suddenly, my ankle started throbbing for no apparently reason, because today was a bit of a day.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

gin, cointreau, rum, syrup, absinthe, lemon

Tonight I went to an escape room/immersive theater hybrid with two people I love dearly ... and five (who turned into six) complete strangers.

Tonight I cracked open a safe (first with tools, then while listening for clicks) ... while absolutely every other person was on the other side of the room, involved in unlocking a cabinet.

Looks like we have an even 1/1 split on outgoing/introvert Hannah.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

chips and green sauce for breakfast ... at 10:30a

I didn't plan my mini vacation with this thought in mind, but happy Texas-versary, self. I've had mixed emotions about Houston over the past eleven years, but every time the chance pops up, I continue to stay. (I don't think it's just because I have too many books to move, at least not anymore.)

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Is the Deeper Deep Magic that all the ways this show tried to destroy me only made me stronger?

Last show this morning. Super expensive and complicated sound board was not receiving signal from computer and no one could figure out way, so we busted out the touring equipment and started half an hour late. (And, with zero direct booth feed and prep to adjust sound levels on the fly to boot.) But, leaving the booth open to the house meant I could hear the audience reactions, and leaving a headset mic on backstage (for additional onstage pick-up) meant I could hear the actors as they lived their backstage lives, too. Thinking back on it (y'know, ten hours later), it was all my favorite things about Grace and the Rotunda that I don't have in my beautiful soundproof booth now.

Anyway. Nothing like a massive problem to get everyone to focus up and put out a great performance.

[...And then I finally was able to leave the theater, and I slept for 2+ hours. It was glorious.]

Saturday, June 24, 2017

(for days when the insecurity tries to burrow in)
It's nice to hear from actors who want to steal me for all their future productions, like some sort of portable, personal stage manager.