After a much needed long weekend back home in Indiana, I am recharged and ready to take on the last couple weeks of internship and showcase! It had been almost 6 years since the last time I flew on a plane, so it was pretty fun to do it all by myself this time. I loved it! Up in the clouds with my headphones in and headed home gave me such a calm feeling.
I spent almost all of last week in sessions and I had a great time. Even when the office was closed due to the snow, even though we got like half of the blizzard we were expecting, I came into the auditions and helped out. It was a great change of pace from sitting at my desk in the office. I realize now that as long as I have some time away from the office or my desk, I could work an administrative job in the theatre. I don't really mind doing paperwork or making phone calls. As long as I get to be in on the creative side of the art form every now and then, an office isn't so bad. Which makes me even more excited for the IRT job.
The interview at Indiana Repertory Theatre went so so well. I had a great time chatting with the director of education and I feel like we got along pretty well. He had some great questions for me and I for him as well. Every time he would talk about the 40,000 kids that the IRT brings in to see matinees or the 80 kids per summer that come in for their workshops I got a huge smile on my face. I really hope I get the opportunity to interview again with the artistic director and managing director again next week! I really felt like it was a position I could take and make my own. It was also nice to learn that there is plenty of time to perform while doing the job as well. Most of the work is during the day, so I could do rehearsals and shows at night! Best of both worlds right there! I had the chance to meet up with my best friend and a couple of former high school teachers this weekend, as well. The teachers are more like close friends these days so it was fun to get a few drinks, catch up and eat diner food at 4:30 in the morning.
I don't know if I'm just not registering that showcase is next week or if I'm just not nervous about it, but I'm really looking forward to performing with my class one last time. This is really it for us and it's going to be so bittersweet when it's all said and done. My parents fly out on Sunday and are staying in town for a few days. I'm excited to spend some more time with them here. When we moved all my stuff in, we had a few hours to visit some things in the city but that was about it. We have rehearsal Sunday and then some of the classes families are getting together for a pre-showcase dinner celebration. March flew by and it's not going to slow down. Before I know it, it will be April 30th and we'll be graduating....eeeeep!