27 March 2010
After a mess of unsolicited resume distribution and unreturned phone calls I managed to be offered two more jobs here in the city. Short term jobs, it is theatre afterall. Still, two jobs to help pad the coffers of summer, a time I am dreading. Not only because of the heat but also because of the heat of impending repayment. Aunt Sally may break my legs.
On the bright side it looks like i will be staying on in NYC for the summer and possibly into fall. I've managed to make a few great friends and reconnect with others since I last typed actual paragraphs on this thing. In fact I've found out that I know not one but two people employed by Gossip Girl. Go figure. Another, with whom I worked as a severely underpaid intern in Orlando now works for Lincoln Center. And someone else from that group is now a lawyer in the city who is also producing her own movies. By far the most wonderful has been reconnecting with my best friend from high school, who is now engaged and freelancing web design. Looking around at all of them and their varried successes I think it's time to break the education addiction and try to build a life that can support my long slow climb out of debt. Hopefully the jobs keep coming. I'm not stopping the flow of unsolicited resumes just in case.
The lovely coffee house in Bushwick where I had coffee with Richard H.
Hot Toddies at Pangea in the Bowery while waiting to see The Incredible Mr. Fox.
The Mitzvah Tank in Hells Kitchen
Spring arrives in Central Park
On the way to Alice in Wonderland in Kips Bay.