A few posts back, I mentioned that I had some pretty exciting news to share. Do you guys remember that? (You can find the post here.)
Before spilling the beans out of pure excitement, I chose to be patient until it was “officially announced”.
I woke up this morning around 8am, which, after last night (more on this later), was much earlier than I wanted to open my eyelids. The first word I could mutter to myself was, “Coffee.” So I put on some pants and drove to my place of employment and treated myself, and by treated myself, I mean filled an extra large cup with iced coffee, Stevia, and almond milk and comped that b*tch. Word.
*Side note: I wish wearing pants in public was optional. I guess in New Orleans, it is, but I’m just not that kinda gal.
On my way home, I decided to check Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and my emails, because, what better place than a moving vehicle to fixate on your phone, ESPECIALLY when you’re the one driving? That’s right. No better place!
*Another side note: texting, or any other form of phone-handling, while driving is absolutely, 100% not okay. I’m serious. It causes way too many accidents, and sometimes deaths, and it’s not okay. I’m ashamed that I still do it, and I will stop. I will obey the almighty Oprah from here on out. Unless I’m at a stoplight. Or maybe traffic. We’ll see.
So I was just scrolling through my newsfeed, seeing pictures of people’s breakfasts, statuses reading something along the lines of, “Uuughghghg Mondaaayyyyyyy” and I’m like, “I got my coffee I’m good next.” Then I happened upon a picture of a poster with a play title and a cast list and a company logo and I’m like, “THIS IS IT.”
To recap: I went on an audition a week or so ago for The NOLA Project’s 10th season opener, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. I was real nervous, y’all, but I was excited. It was an opportunity for me to audition in front of new people for a company whose work I thoroughly enjoy. So, I auditioned, felt good about it, distracted myself afterwords by grabbing dinner/drinks with a few friends, and that was that. After a few days of waiting, I received an email. The email was offering me a role in the show.
(Let me just say that nothing excites me more than good news. For anyone. But especially for myself, let’s just be real. This good news was long overdue. It has been a year since I have been on the stage. Making my New Orleans debut with this company could not be anymore perfect and absolutely, 100% worthwhile).
So, before I blab on anymore and waste your time..
I am proud (and oh so thankful) to announce that I will be playing Nurse Flinn in The NOLA Project’s production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” this September!
Thanks for waiting around for my news! If you even did. I really don’t know. I’m sure you all have lives of your own and aren’t just sitting around refreshing my page. If you are, no judgement. This is a safe place.
Talk to y’all soon,