- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
To those who do not know me, I am a theatre major college senior walking in May but finishing up my extra credits online over the summer (so my intended grad date is August ’12)
I have yet to do my senior project. Well, long story short I was working in it THIS semster when my partner utterly failed me in getting her work done late, this resulted in my adsiver pulling me from the project to focus on myself and what project would ultimately be best for me.
There are two options, both would take a lot of my time over the summer but with different work environments.
I can intern somewhere locally. The downside of this is that I do not get to do what I originally wanted to do, a performance project, and that it will most likely be unpaid and I will have to commute back and forth probably a couple of times per week for a few months.
the plus side is- I would be able to get this all done over the summer with no looming performance over my head in August. It may be easier to do this with 3 online courses than to do a performance where I would have a huge chunk of lines to memorize and workshop at the same time as my classes.
2nd option- performance project. This would be a full play I would perform either solo or with the help of others I would have to rely on through the summer. I would be working on it all sumemr long but would get to do ultimately what I want in August/early sept. This would mean later nights in August when I am finishing up my course work and also going back and forth from school every night (still a commute).
There are positives and negatives that go with either project. I am really not sure which to pick now 🙁 I always hoped I would have my moment to shine on stage solo, without the drag of dealing with all the student crap I had thrown at me this year with my old project. The internship seems more practical, considering I am taking so many classses this summer, but it is not what I initially hoped to do.
Any advice? I’ll be looking into both options this week. It’s so frustrating though. Another part of me wants to pick the internship because it’s not directly related to my college. I am SO SICK of dealing with the people there, not my adviser, but people in my major and working around schedules when I am married and live farther away. Unless I did a one or two person show, I dont think August would be a good performance option for me personally.