Welcome yet again to my rambling blog about my life, career and more. The past couple months I have been incredibly busy. It is a strange occurrence: The transition from winter to spring. All of the sudden I am picking up shows and being asked to do other productions. It always boggles my mind. Here is a breakdown of what has been happening:
- Des Moines Playhouse. As life has it back in January I was asked to board op the production of Young Frankenstein. Somehow I survived tech week and got into the show itself. 26 wireless, 2 channels of spares, a full pit orchestra and several channels dedicated to sound effects. It is strange to be honest. The first couple of days walking into a new venue I always feel nervous and hesitant. It is funny to see the transition later on in the production I walk in feeling more confident, saying hello to the stage manager and the actors. After Young Frankenstein I was asked to sound design a show in the children's theater called Fancy Nancy. Tonight is opening night. So far I would say that it is going great. There is a bit of a learning curve getting into the behind the scenes stuff (production meetings, professional critiques etc.).
- Motorcycle Madness. At the end of my Junior year of high school I proceeded to take the motorcycle safety class over at DMACC. After taking that I had the itch to get my own but other hinderances kept me back. In February I purchased my own bike. It is a Kawasaki Ninja 250. I had half a mind to purchase a 600cc but I figured for my first motorcycle I wanted to keep it under control. If only it would warm up so I could get out on it more!
- Local church. Lakeside is finally in our new building complete with a basic LED setup and a line array. The audio is much much better and it is such a relief to not be loading gear in and out. We are continuing to work out the kinks of the behind the scenes stuff but we are getting there.
- Day Job. My day job has slowed down substantially over the past month. It is selfish to say but it is a bit of a relief. It has allowed me to work on productions while also still being able to take care of my clients.
All in all I am staying busy and that is fine with me. 🙂