Dramaturgy, Pedagogy, and Tudor/Stewart History
An internship at the American Shakespeare Center
Auditions for the MFA program
And writing my Thesis (imagine that last word dripping blood)
Gulp. I've got this. I've totally got this. I've been typing away at the first draft of my thesis, it has been coming along much more easily than I expected it would. I've been doing so much reading over the past year and especially over the past few months that somehow I just know what I want to say. A year ago I was desperately looking for something to write about, but now it flows easily from my brain to my fingers to the Word document. So, First Years, do not fret, just read everything they assign you (it's a lot, I know) and then go to the library and read all the books you find interesting there (well, at least some of them, despite what Dr. Menzer will tell you, sleep helps too - although he is right).
As for the auditions, well, I think I know what monologue I want to use, I need to brush it up, chose what instruments I want to audition with and songs to play on them (not required, but there will be a lot of music playing for those that can), and I need to take a dance or yoga class to loosen up my body, all this thesis writing is making me stiff. I am trying so hard to not be nervous about these auditions.
I'm excited about the internship. I get to sit near to the stage manager during rehearsals and do what she tells me to, I can do that. Rehearsals I understand. I am most concerned with what would be appropriate attire. Professional, but something I can sweep floors and run errands in.
As for my last three MLitt classes, I'm looking forward to them. They are all in subjects I find interesting.
So, all in all, it should be an interesting year.