I said goodbye to Mozart and the cast and crew of Amadeus on the evening of the 22nd, grabbed about 4 hours of sleep and then headed towards the airport in Nanaimo. Three planes later I found myself in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
I’m proud to be a national councillor for Canadian Actors Equity Association, the organization that represents Canada’s stage actors, directors, choreographers and dancers. Every year we meet once in a different location in the country to help give members access to our meetings. It’s also when we hold our Equity Honors Awards, giving thanks to people in the association and outside of it who have dedicated their time and talents to improve theatre, or the work of theatre artists.
Take some time to read about the honourees here, because their stories are absolutely amazing. I was brought to tears several times hearing about the devotion to theatre exemplified by the four award winners.
The next day, it was back onto a plane to head to Toronto.
I’m now struggling to stay awake thanks to nasty jet lag and total body confusion as to how much sleep I need. Last night was six hours, so certainly a step in the right direction. Tonight, I may sleep for 24.
I’m missing home a lot right now… when 2011 is all said and done, I’ll have been out of Vancouver for nearly nine months. That’s no complaint… I’m so amazed at what an incredible 12 months it’s been. But I miss my home, my dog and my wonderful husband.
Here in TO, I’m working hard on some auditions right now… hopefully that will lead to some news in the weeks ahead, but who knows?! Either way, on November 2nd, Air Canada and I shall meet again as the better half and I head to Europe for some much needed quality time. Upon my return to Vancouver (facilitated by, you guessed it, Air Canada), I’ll be removing my braces (HOOORAY!!!!) and then giving a bit of business to WestJet on my way to Edmonton to start Christmas Carol.
Much of vacation will be spent memorizing lines. The life, baby!!
Life is always an incredible adventure, or at least it should be. 2011 has been filled with excitement, great friends, powerful love and wonderous theatre. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Now I must eat. It’s past 9:00 pm in Toronto, but dinner time in Vancouver, so I’m hungry.
Stupid jet lag.
I hope you’re doing well… I’m always so excited to see people reading the blog. If you have any advice on getting rid o the jet lag, comments below are more than welcome.