Adventures of a Drama Teacher

{July 2, 2007}   Grad. School Woes

I will take a quick break from my studies and jot down the latest and greatest. I am inundated with work getting visas, my Belgian apartment, and my thesis read. I have chosen Up the Down Staircase, about a new teacher and her clash with the bureaucracy at her school while altruistically trying to reach and teach her students. Funny there are a lot of parallelisms in this book to my latest adventures. Anyhow, I have the source book to write which entails all the forms, as well as analytical stuff like script, character, concepts, designs etc. Then I also have a very difficult class called analysis and criticism. I finally have learned how to spell criticism! It is so over my head sometimes I think I might spontaneously combust! Where’s Porter when I need him?!

But the really big news is that Mr. Johnson, aka. the high school teacher that my fabulous ex-students feed into is here too!! Yes, he took me up on my advice about the program. He isn’t in any of my classes thus far as I am a third year and he is beginning but we have chatted a few times about my wonderful kids he will be inheriting in August. I wish you could have seen my surprise when we hooked up at the “Welcome Back” BBQ. He’s going to take over and do Pirates of Penzance since I won’t be there to do it.

My sweetie significant other flew up and surprised me the first night I was here too, and off he flew the next morning. He’s in Alaska now.

Let me tell you it’s just non-stop. Even though I officially only have one class at this very moment I have done nothing but read, write, research, read, write, research, shampoo, rinse, repeat, and I STILL feel like I am behind! Gee, could I use more exclamation points!?Tomorrow I will take off back down to Portland to see my baby for the 4th. He’s at camp now and should be home tonight or tomorrow. My best-friend/cousin is taking care of him.Okay, I guess I need to get back to the director’s concept or Jung or Freud (scary thoughts!) 


Chelsea C says:

Wow, Mrs. Griffin, lots to do, so little time. Wish I knew the feeling. Is Pirates… going on at RMHS or at SJH next year? Hope you get some breathing time soon.

boxx9000 says:

You amaze me and I ADMIRE you greatly.

Elphie4evr says:

Hey Mrs. Griffin!! You rock! 🙂 I know you’re doing great!!! 🙂

Sarah M says:

Hey Miss G! Don’t sweat it okay. You are an amazing teacher.I can understand how you feel with being filled up to your ears in stuff you need to do. But you know what… sometimes you just gotta light a fire under your butt and get it done. I’m glad you are getting settled in at your new home. Enjoy your life with out the drama class of 06′-07′ ;( . Hey do you know who is the new drama teacher yet? Well I have to go. It is getting kind of late and I have Girl Scouts tomorrow. (we are going over our surf camp plans) Good night. Well wait it is most likely midnight there. So,I hope you sleep well until you get this.
Sarah M.

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