Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cystic Gal returns to the theatre

Today I had my first official any-type-of-work-related-thing-outside-the-house. I went to a meeting with my friend C-Markie to discuss being the Web 2.0 Consultant for a theatre where I have worked for a long time as a teaching artist.  I am very excited to be involved in a season-long way with the theatre, and to have a job that I can do 99% of the time from my home! Also, you all know I love my social networking- so this will be social networking for a good aim!!  Very exciting.

There is a beautiful but somewhat cheezy line from A CHORUS LINE that theatre people over-use to explain to normal people why they do what they do for a living and lifestyle:

“I am a dancer and a dancer dances.”

Since I’ve been involved in the theatre since I was eight, it has been particularly hard to not be actively participating in theatre in almost a year. I hoped to spend this time writing another play, but found that I didn’t have the focus (or often, the eyesight), to write a new play or work on/ promote the other plays I’ve written – and since I wasn’t in the position to GO TO the theatre TO DO the work – as theatre is typically something that must be DONE, not thought about or planned or discussed – It was a hard year.

I am so glad to take a baby step back to my regular life!! Woot Woot.

And I painted my nails dark purple to . . .  you know . . . look super artsy.

xxo cg

8 comments:

  1. hi CG,

    I've only been following your blog a short while but I'm so excited to learn that you're the artsy type too. I'm a CFer from Scotland and have spent a lot of my life on stage either as a dancer, singer or musician. you must be so excited to get back into the theatre :) go you!

    and congrats on the transplant btw! x

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  2. So glad to hear you get to get back to it!

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  3. Awesome!!!! I might have to take a trip to this theater and see the play when it shows!!! :)

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  4. purple nail polish- awesome!

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  5. So glad to hear you're on your way back to being your old artsifying self.

    U-Matt

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  6. Glad to hear you have another outlet for your creative talents. WEb 2.0 and theater! So hip, so cool!

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  7. Way to get on with "real" life, CG! And I love the purple nails. Mine are teal colored right now (OPI Ski Teal You Die) but I am thinking about going back to purple this weekend.

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