Okay, the start of a new semester as a freshman has so much stress, the amount of sleep and relaxation I got during winter break did not prepare me for all this sudden stress. New classes start this week which include only one theatre class (Intro. to Technical Theatre), The Vagina Monologues right around the corner with a monologue that’s only halfway memorized and my Musical Theatre audition the 23rd. I keep telling myself, “Cleansing Breath, Hakuna Matata” and hope some of my prayers are answered. I don’t know if breathing a lot, thinking of The Lion King and asking for a miracle will work or help, but it’s always worth a try!
New classes are always a pain- the weird part about classes in college than classes in high school is that they are completely new each semester. It’s like a never ending cycle of the first day of school; I’m the person who hates the first day or school. I like the fact that the classes I hate will only last so many weeks and I will be done with at the end of the semester, for example; Biology and Sociology were a complete drag last semester. Rolling on into a new semester has already brought it’s stresses. All my classes are CCC’s which are double dipping into my potential dual. I know I’m stressing too much already, seeing that it’s only the second day of the semester, but my grades weren’t too hot last semester so I need to do better this time around.
The Vagina Monologues is in 16 days and I have three feelings about:
- I’m privileged that I have the opportunity to be in a show to support this amazing cause and fight for the end of violence against woman
- This show will always be my favorite and the most life-changing experience I will ever go through
- As soon as this show is sadly over- it means my audition is 6 days later.
If you have never heard of The Vagina Monologues or have no idea what it’s about, then here is what you will need to know- it’s not an ordinary show with a continuous arc you might find in a traditional musical or play. This show was written by Eve Ensler 15 years ago, who interviewed every type of woman known to man and wrote whatever stories they shared into monologues which later became The Vagina Monologues! It’s funny, it’s romantic, it’s powerful, it’s emotional and most of all, real. Everything you hear are about real women who went through and are still going through these either funny or emotional experiences. If you have any misconceptions about the show, it truly isn’t what you might think it’s about- it’s more than just the title of the show. If you would like to see this amazing performance, it is February 14-16, 8pm in the Williams Center MPR. February 14th marks V-Day, Eve Ensler’s organization to stop the violence against women- 1 billion people will be rising “until the violence ends”.
Of course, I couldn’t just leave a post without talking about the audition! My songs are set in all different areas: notes, dynamics, story arc, musical arc and blocking. Monologues are almost memorized and blocked- just a few more lines and emotions to tackle!! I plan on living in Mason until my audition to practice my songs, rehearse my monologues or brush up on sight reading. I mean this when I say this, I plan on going all the way with this audition. Obviously I don’t know who I’ll be auditioning in front of but I’d rather give them a fun, worthy performance rather than just singing some notes and portraying a character. Not only do I want to be remembered but I just want to just give an overall great performance in this audition. I know I picked the right songs and monologues, now it’s all about giving the wow performance and interpretation. I’m (almost) ready, determined, excited with a pinch of nervous and overall content with material I picked and what I plan on doing. 26 more days- here goes everything I have(:
Just a short/brief (yes, this is the shortest post I’ve ever written) look of what the next month has in-store for me. I don’t know what’s gonna happen after February but that’s life for now!
“Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.” Dale Carnegie