We started the week with our first full run through; it was a stressful but good day.
This week was especially crazy because it was the last week of the quarter (lots of grading for Ms. Ryan and me, lots of tests for our students), AND it was Homecoming week--which meant spirit week costumes every day. Costumes help the actors get into character---being in pajamas does not. As much as I love Pajama Day, I just wanted to nap!
The football team dominated in their game last night, and we got the set permanently on stage--after having to replace about 20 lamps (bulbs) in lighting instruments, focusing lights, fixing the false proscenium and a few trips up the 20-foot ladder!
I spent today shopping for costumes and props in between my nephews' soccer and football game, then went to my Ma's to celebrate Halloween (watch Hocus Pocus with her and Grandma and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters) while working on pig mittens, lamb ears and goose hoods.
If directing were all I had to do, I truly wonder what my weekends would look like. It's a good thing I love what I do, I love my kids and I have so many supportive people around me. My Ma is the best-making all of these costumes for us. I don't know what I would do without her.
My niece and nephews asked what YaYa and I were dressing up as for Halloween--I told them, "a seamstress and her assistant"--Halloween continues for us tomorrow.
At least I get an extra hour of sleep.
Happy Halloween, and please come see the show!
Amber Perkins, Director