|Touching Ground (literally and theatrically)
||[Mar. 4th, 2007|08:52 am]
What a crazy week! I'm surprised I survived. Most excitingly though, to start:
The reading went really really well. It was received very positively by my tutors and peers. Some of them seemed shocked that the ditzy blonde boy actually wrote something of substance..I don't know whether to take that as a compliment or insult. There were definitely lines and sections of it that needed to be rewritten before the hand-in, so it was good to have the reading to have that information. The new draft was read by a called Ruben, one of the prospective Assistant Directors at the Globe Theatre, and he deemed it a "solid piece of theatrical writing." which was very exciting to hear. He also said he would be interested in having it performed Off-West End for a night, with him directing, just to see what others thought of it. That is insane..insane but exciting. I have never written "straight" theatre/drama before, so for this to be such a success is quite validating. I think in some ways, I was as skeptical as some of the audience at the reading, but with such positive feedback, I guess I'm starting to believe I have a brain afterall. My tutor feedback was positive, she agreed that there were sections that needed to be broadened, and some that needed to be underwritten. I agree with her to a limit, and I think the new draft is a good compramise. It's a bit strange to be editing this late in the game, but I think it's working. I've worked hard for this start to say a lot, without actually saying it. It's more Pinter-esque in that regard. In short, I think the hard work and hours have paid off. What a relief. Now it's just up to the examining board and my tutors. I'm hoping for a first. I really, really am! It would be great, as the piece is set in Boston, and with the "1st" grade, it would be a great piece to show off when I get back.
*The Social World
It never really changes. The same people, the same drinks, the same music. I suppose after three years, it would lose its excitement. I'm not saying I'm not enjoying school anymore, and that I won't be sad to leave, but it does get to a point where you can only spend so many hours in the SU or in a club without getting that feeling of "I feel my brain rotting..as we speak." It will be nice to be home again, to just be able to lay back and relax, watch TV and not feel like I need to put in a public appearance at the bar to stay socially recognisable. It gets old. Dan is still being an idiot. I don't think it's his fault, I think it's just his way. Too bad. He was a good mate to have, I think it's just gotten to complicated for him. C'est la vie, I suppose.
*This Week's Party Planner
Oh jeez. After complaining about partying, I am gonna sound like a hypocrite. Wednesday night was absolutely ridiculously insane. Went out after the SU to Walkabout with Reeda, Abbey, Jo, Soph and Sarah and got sorted drunk, then proceeded to Tottenham Court Road to celebrate Fee, Donna, Izzy and Andrea's fantastic FPPs. Was out until about 5am. Passed out, and woke up just in time to run the DATE interview day. There's nothing like trying to be functional to a bunch of interviewees while nursing a very painful hangover. After running the open day, went to see the FPP performances in Studio 1. They were fantastic, and ended up back at Izzy's (with her parents..awkward) smoking a helluva lot of weed and drinking rather poisonous white wine. Got back to mine around 7:30ish, and was back in Central at 10:00 to speak to a group of over-16s about choosing to go to university, and recommending Central as a good choice. I repeat the sentiment of trying to be functional. Not pleasant. Friday night decided to stay sober and just hang out in the bar, however everyone was heinously drunk, so there was little point. Saturday and Sunday was spent at Nancy's working on "Touching Ground" and hanging out. Ended up at a party in Kilburn, which, of course lead to huge amount of Nancy drama..but it's Nancy, so who can really be surprised.
I am so excited. Only two weeks to go. Thank GOD! I love London, but I'm enjoying being home more and more. It makes me wonder if I get a choice between BU and RSAMD/Central, which will I pick. I've enjoyed the independent international life, but there are a few things I've realised:
-It's impossible to have a steady relationship with anyone, American or English, when you're constantly jetting between the two continents
-I've run away from Boston, maybe it's time to go back and face the music.
-Maybe my energy for adventure has finally run out. I feel like I've missed out on the traditional college education and college "experience"--grad school might be a good time to get back into it. I'll be 21, everything will be legal. I can just chill out. Sweet.
So that is my rambling for this week. I think I covered all the bases. Rock On to Spring Break!!!