Weekend - spend some time preparing for the coming week by finishing one set of construction drawings and starting the next. Also pulling portfolio photos of work for an up-coming introduction/audition/meeting thingie.
Monday - up at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast. Scan and email one (small) set of construction drawings for one show. (Application Pending at Circle Theater.) Pull clothes (and even iron!) for the interview. Have the interview. Seems to go okay... maybe
I'll get the new show? While wondering that, finish construction drawings then make a bunch of copies of those other drawings and design sketches for the other show you know you do have. (Ironbound at Kitchen Dog Theater.) Grab something out of the refrigerator at random to gobble while doing email one handed, then rush to the first read of Ironbound.
A fascinating reading! Great cast. Also got to meet for the first time in a while several favorite people from other shows. Snacks and chit-chattery very pleasant. Production meeting afterwards. (Have to be shushed at one point. Scenic talk is too engrossing!)
Sketchbook doodle during the Ironbound first read-thru
My sketchbook is really a Day Book, where I record whatever I'm
thinking, reading, or researching about, plus meeting notes and
my earliest design sketches... and occasional grocery lists.
Home at 11:00 p.m. Eat a sandwich in the bath because that refrigerator grab and snack at the Read-Thru weren't quite enough. Also a drink. Nothing better than a hot bath and a cold drink. And a book.
Tuesday - sleep a little late - 7:30. Create a model for yet another show so that theater's board of directors can approve the design. (Sister Act at Mainstage Irving - Las Colinas.) This involves making yet many more copies of yet more design sketches. I'm getting to know the owner of the local copy place! Hopefully I'll also find time to scan and send a director copies of an old 1950s version of "The Story of the Little Red Hen." (Which makes more sense than it sounds like it would. Really.) I have a head start on model building in that I had the forethought to get supplies like foamcore board last week.
Dinner at home with family, woohoo! Wonder what I'll cook?
Here's an example of early design sketches - these are trying to
figure out how to make a few wagons (3) multi-task as about
87 different locations in Sister Act. It is SO HANDY to have a
sketchbook always on hand. I buy my purses sized to hold one.
Wednesday - will be, in the evening, the production meeting that goes with that model. Earlier comes the all-important lunch seminar on the American Disabilities Act which I need as continuing education credit to keep my architectural license current. Lotso note taking!
(My sketchbook is interesting lately: notes and sketches on several shows; ditto from my jury duty... sad sketches; ditto on an imaginary planet I'm designing just for fun; plus nice serious architectural ADA notes to balance out the frivolities.)
Thursday - a coffee-klatch with a fellow designer to look forward to.
Friday - By now I need to have answered all the questions generated by my flurry of drawings - which may mean MORE drawings! - and have every show sorta settled for the weekend.
Will I make it?