Day 113 – Post-its and folders and stickers… oh my!
I’ve had the amazing fortune of being hired to teach stage management at the University of Ottawa this term. The entire class has been an exercise not only in gaining a better understanding of what it is to be a stage manager, but also in understanding my style as a professor.
I think I’ve done a pretty good job, based on the feedback I’ve received so far. I’m also super impressed with the students themselves. For obvious reasons, I can’t go into large amounts of detail. I can say that the final exam was a take home project which involved creating a full prompt book, complete with blocking notation for a scene I recorded, rehearsal schedule and documentation up the wazoo. The first few samples I’ve seen of the work my students have done is exceptional. In full geek-mode, I ooh-ed and ahh-ed at every perfectly drawn line, every color coordinated cue and contact list printed on fancy paper.
Organisation gets me hot!
Day 114 – Bubbles
There was a time where I wouldn’t let my kids near bubbles. Taking them out always resulted in tears. Either one of them would try to drink the bubble solution or lick the wand or fight over who gets to blow. Luckily though, AJ has shown “maturity” when it comes to bubbles. Today, I relaxed and let her hold the bottle with one hand and the bubble wand in the other. She was a pro. There was the occasional spill, but there was no use crying over spilled soapy/watery liquid. AJ even came up to me, held the wand in front of my face and said: “Your turn mommy.” At the sight of the floating spheres in the sky she smiled and said: “Good bubbles blowing mommy…nice!” She was praising me.
The tables had turned, even if just for a moment.