Lisa: “Did you know the Chinese use the same word for ‘crisis’ as they do for ‘opportunity’?” Homer: “Yes. Crisitunity.”
The summer run of Roller Derby Saved My Soul ended on Saturday night and I immediately became depressed less than a day later. It makes sense. I’ve worked on this show for about 3 years, on and off, now and here it was over for the foreseeable future.
I’ve spent the last two days pretty much bumbling around either mumbling “What now?” or crying “OMGIMADENOMONEYIHAVENOJOBMYLIFEISOVERWHYDIDIEVERTHINKICOULBEANACTOR.” You know, the regular actor downward spiral that shows up after a show. We’re a lot of fun at parties.
In order to get out of this funk, I really have to see the summer run of my show as a very successful workshopping and not a job per se. Why? Because I made no money. However, I did get a fun show on its feet, got some great reviews/credibility as an artist, won some awards, managed to tape a good archival of the show which will be used to create a promotional trailer, and got a lot of people to see me as an actor/writer in a new light. Way too much good came out of this run for me to focus on the bad. And since the bad is strictly from a personal financial stand-point (and even then, I lost nothing), I prefer to see it as a friend once said to me: “If your problem is about money, that’s not a real problem.”
I’ve got lots of goals and dreams for the future right now, some that include RDSMS and some that are brand spanking new. That’s what I want to focus on now. That and finding a job…
Anybody want to hire me?