Friday, May 11, 2012

Winding Down Another Season

Next week I'm interpreting "Black Pearl. Sings" at Portland Center. Stage.  The team interpreter I'm working with is Pamela Cancel and this is our first show together. It has been a great experience and I've enjoyed doing this show with her. Our styles are very compatible and I feel confident our interpretation will go well. Feedback tonight from our Deaf Sign Coach went well and is much appreciated.

Portland Center Stage has one more show this season, "Ain't Nothing But the Blues," in June (which will be interpreted by Pamela and Edwin Cancel on June 21st). But for me, this is my last show of the 2011-12 season.

I may do a concert or two in the summer; but I don't do much theater. I do a lot of theater planning and may also do some theater writing (shhh, that's a secret as of right now). But not much theatrical interpreting.

And the college school year comes to a close. I haven't been teaching this term, anyway, but it's another marker.

And I'm trying to get a better handle on my schedule. I'm starting with a short vacation at the end of this month. Probably a starvation with, perhaps, a couple of day trips; maybe one overnights. A kind of resetting of my biological clock. Time enough off to really feel it and break the cycle of going. I started that process with my trip to the coast last month, but to do it right requires a few more days than I had. So the very beginning of June that will happen.

And writing. The timing is working out to coincide with another round of Wayward Writers in the Literary Kitchen. The next session starts May 19th, two days after Black Pearl Sings. Perfect.

Someone asked me today if I had any big summer plans. No, I answered. Except learning to relax better and just be. Relearn how to not do. Then write. And walk/swim/bike.