I am finally done with third semester at AMDA. I never thought this day would come! It's about damn time! It was such a busy and stressful semester that I had no idea if I would really get through it. But I did. And I feel such a sense of acomplishment and I feel so rewarded by making it. With no time to rest, I start classes up again today. But once you are in fourth semester, you have evening classes, so I took that as an invitation to sleep in and so I am now well rested and enjoying the chance to update again finally.
It's been over a year now since I moved to NYC. I can't believe it's been so long. It seems like just yesterday I was walking off the plane at LaGuardia into a future that was so uncertain and scary. And here I am, about to finish up my training at AMDA in a few months and again walk into a scary and uncertain future. But I am a little more confident in my abilities to survive this time.
My enesemble number, The Telephone Hour (Bye Bye, Birdie), was chosen for final demo, which is an amazing honor. Every student in the first three semesters is eligable and they choose the one or two pieces which they felt were the best over the entire length of the semester. So, being chosen is amazing. I really wanted my acting scene, The House of Yes, to be chosen also, but unfortunately it wasn't. We had to have been within the top 3 though, which is quite a good acomplishment, so I am happy about that. There is some drama right now about a friend possibly failing acting and possibly even being kicked out of school altogether right now. Kinda scary, even though she does deserve harsh punishment for what she did.
I had the man I know who does the Muppets call my niece and leave her an answering machine message a few nights ago. Apparently they can hardly get her to leave the house. She just points at the phone and giggles. I'm glad I could do something like that for her. Thanks, Elmo, for your help :)
I am going to start preparing for my showcases soon. My dramatic showcase is on Dec 15-17 and my musical one is Feb 2-4. So, I have some time still, but it's all happening so soon. Than I'll be out there in the big scary world trying to get a job while I wait tables or something cliche like that to pay the rent.
I really can't think of much more I want/need to talk about. Just that it's good to be able to have a free moment to myself to update again. Oh yes, I did just think of something to write about.
Orientation for all of the new kids starts tomorrow. There are 317 of them coming. That is an insane number of kids. I honestly don't know how they are going to accomodate all of them. But I am working orientation which means answering the same questions over and over again all week. Getting up at 5 in the morning so I can be there by 7 and then working all day and going to classes all night til 11. I am going to be so damn exhausted. Tomorrow morning I have to help them move into housing. I got the building with no elevator. Why me?!
Ok, talk to you all later. I'm going to go enjoy my day of freedom before going to classes tonight!