Oh, good. I just realized today that if/when I end up in the kabuki performance, I can’t wear my glasses on stage. I’m going to need to get contacts, for the first time ever, and learn how to wear them.
I really want to do this, want to be involved, but it seems like there’s just one thing after another working against me…
It’ll probably be good for me in the end to learn to wear contacts. It’ll let me move away from the nerd look finally, a bit more, and will open up better Halloween costume possibilities at the very least.
But then there’s also AAS. I don’t know what the rehearsal schedule is like, but with the show opening the very next weekend after AAS, well, I just dearly dearly hope that there will be some way to do both. I don’t want to miss the conference – especially if it means missing every single day of the conference – for this show, if there’s the possibility of doing both.
I am really surprised that Julie would not have factored that in. She knows AAS is happening, she knows when it’s happening, and she certainly ought to want to go. So, why are we not performing in March instead of in April? Or starting in mid-April, rather than so immediately after the conference? If the opening performances were just two weeks earlier or later, the “hell week(s)” immediately before opening would not coincide with AAS…
But I guess we shall just have to see.
Edit/Update: In the end, it turns out that we are not only fully aware of AAS, but actually have some kind of demo or presentation that some of us will be presenting on the first(?) night of the conference, as part of an Asian Theatre Night. Of course, rehearsals and all that will still be really heavy, I am sure, during that weekend. But, at least it’s not that anyone had failed to acknowledge or recognize the conflict, or to have it in consideration – 1/17/11