The sporadic ramblings of Emily C. A. Snyder - devoted to God, theatre, writing, and much randominity.

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Artistic Director and Co-Founder of TURN TO FLESH PRODUCTIONS. | Author of "Nachtstürm Castle," "Niamh and the Hermit." | Playwright: "Cupid and Psyche," "Math for Actors." | Classical director and educator.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Math for Actors

Math for Actors just came in paperback form yesterday from Playscripts, which is tres exciting. And it's got book orders already!

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And Wallace's Will continues to do well, too. Going up for another performance February 2, 2010.

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All of which conspires to put me back into a playwriting mood. We shall see what we shall see....

Mood: Cautiously optimistic
Music: Philip Glass on rotation
Thought: So, I've been involved...this year (aka before the first month is out, realizing that some of these projects began before the new year) in a ton of plays. Which is the reason, I think, that there may be residual burn-out (or lack of total commitment to) certain mainstage plays, because there are so freaking many other plays going on concurrently. This month, I've been involved with:

  • Guys and Dolls (Music Director Vocal)
  • I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Teacher Advisor/Director/Producer/Lights)
  • The Curious Savage (Teacher Advisor)
  • The Least Offensive Play in the Whole Darn World (Teacher Advisor)
  • Charming Princes (Teacher Advisor)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (Lady Bracknell! Actor!)

    Good.grief. I think I may be missing some, as well. Should we do the school year to date, we'd add directing "Little Women;" rewriting "The French Butler;" writing another play (unnamed); and acting in four David Ives plays. Not to mention running lights for the Winter Concert; field trips (performance) with Symphonic Choir; field trips (teaching/performance) for drama; and surprise conducting (performance) at the school. Random accompaniament gigs, too. And directing/playwriting advisor for the various scenes in Drama I & II.

    All of which leads me to shake my head like a bird that's flown into a glass window and wonder at the sheer density (in more ways than one, including "You are my density") of a theatre teacher's job. However, I presume that the High School theatre teacher does significantly more than a collegiate professor - performance-wise - if only because the latter are so...specified to their particular discipline. But, what do I know?


    Blogger Michael said...

    Hi, Emily, your blog is fun. About your French, though: journal is masculine (un journal) and you don't need the reflexive. Idiomatic French would be "Regardez ce journal!" Excuse the pedantry!

    10:10 AM  

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