Many of you may know that I’m a costume designer. It is a wonderful, exciting, creative and anxiety filled job that I love doing.
Then there’s tech week. 7- fun filled days that are the hardest part of my job. I have to manage somehow to keep the house going, groceries, Red-care, Dooley-care, Hubs love AND to get an entire costumed show of anywhere from 3-60 people up and running.
That means load in, fittings, alterations, coordinations, charts, meetings, thousands of emails, deadlines, and late nights at theatre(s) creating and taking excedrin. I wouldn’t ever give it up.
But I’ll have to say, as this theatre season has ramped up, I’m having increasing anxiety about getting everything done to the best of my ability as I used to. Now that I have Red it piles another world of responsibility on mine and Hubs’ plate. Thankfully, my Nana lives only a few hours away and is gracious enough to visit us for a few days to help take care of Red while I run around like a chicken with its head cut off and Hubs works to bring home the bacon. Mmmmmmmm, bacon.
So as I prepare for the next week of double show insanity, please know that the posts may be a little less frequent this week. They may end up as rambling little notes to you that accidentally include measurements for an actor, or a song/choreography list that needs to be edited and have dresses added.
Know that I’m still here! I just need to power through it with the help of my wonderful co-workers, family and hairy bulldog.
Thank you from the bottom of my Red-loving heart for reading the blog – I’m appreciative of every one of you.
If you’re interested to see my work, here’s a shameless self-promotional little plug. I’ll be working at The Lovett School on My Fair Lady, running Feb 16-18 at 7pm. I’m also working with The Atlanta Lyric Theatre on Ain’t Misbehavin’; A Fats Waller Revue starting Feb 16th at 7pm. Come on out to enjoy yourself and say Hey!
P.S. Red is cutting two teeth this week. Bring it on.