Citadel Theatre as the Marketing Administrator. This shift in my life had some major implication primarily in regards to child care and balancing all the things I do. I have tried to cut back a bit. This meant fewer than usual Fringe shows, but still a respectable amount (16!). It also meant more camps for the kids and some crazy driving to pick them up on time and a discovery of being very tired and not being able to stay up to watch the Colbert Report.
The best news, however, is that I really like my job. It has a lot of different tasks for me, which I love, because I hate being bored. Right now the learning curve is steep but not insurmountable so I feel engaged and good about my ability to pick things up. Today I got my first Playbill Proof and it feels good to see it all come together. I will never look at another Citadel Theatre Playbill in the same way after this. I never realized the number of people involved, nor the coordination required to make sure it's perfect and complete. I really like the people I am working with. Everyone has been great with answering questions and helping me figure things out. An added bonus is that I have run into quite a few other friends from long ago that occasionally work in the building. This month is going to get crazier for me. It has meant that I have had to get really, really organized for the other upcoming things in my life (Proof at Walterdale), and while I am normally really organized for the shows I direct I will have to be a little less flexible on schedules because I simply do not have the room in my life schedule to have more options for rehearsals. I am currently booking auditions and we are up to 48 people for 4 roles. It's going to be tough to cast this, but in a good way.
Anyhow, it's a great adventure. I am so looking forward to the first play up on deck, Long Day's Journey Into Night, a script I have loved since I first read it 22 years ago. Now that I have done more research on it I am amazed that O'Neill managed to write such a perfect script without the benefit of ever seeing it staged (it was published posthumously and he never intended for it to be produced). It is a true testament to his genius. The cast is also terrifically perfect so I couldn't be happier!