Can’t believe it’s the last day of May already! That means tomorrow marks the first day of the cowbell blog’s annual June hiatus (there’s also one in December). I’ll still be seeing some shows, and shouting stuff out on social media; just not covering them on the blog.
As you may have heard, I started a new job this month, joining Nightwood Theatre as its new Marketing & Outreach Coordinator. I spent the first week of July training with Nightwood’s former Director of Communications and Outreach, Taylor Trowbridge, who will be performing in Lewis Black’s playOne Slight Hitch at Upper Canada Playhouse this summer, then heading off to York University to do her MFA in theatre. And, now, I’m it.
I’m very excited to be working with Nightwood; there’s a lot to learn and do—and I’m happy to be working with this amazing, creative group of women.
In order to focus time and energy on the new position, I’m putting the blog on hiatus again. I’ll still be seeing shows, and shouting them out on social media, but not posting on the blog for a while. Once I get a better handle on my schedule, I’ll be back with a scaled-down life with more cowbell blog.
Till then, enjoy all the amazing arts events this big, beautiful City of Toronto has to offer—and please support local artists.
Hi all. Have some news before coming out my annual June hiatus next week—and before we head out for the long weekend.
As many of you know, life with more cowbell is a one-person, unpaid, part-time passion project; this means I support myself with a day job. My previous full-time position was phased out in May 2016; and I’ve been job searching, networking and freelancing ever since, as well as doing voice-over auditions since I signed on with VOX Talent in March.
I’ve been invited to a number of awesome Fringe shows this year. In previous years, I was able to take a week off to cover 20 shows. That’s not possible this year, as I’ll be starting a new job on Tuesday (yay! details to come). As a result, I’ve set up an abbreviated Fringe schedule for cowbell—covering fewer shows (I’ve booked 10) and writing shorter blog posts.
I want to thank all the Fringe productions that invited me to their shows. If I don’t get to your show, it’s not a reflection on your company or your play—it’s just that I wasn’t able to fit it in (I’ll also be covering the opening of Hogtown and a matinée of Billy Bishop Goes to War in mid-July). Even if I’m not able to see your show, I’ll do my best to shout it out on social media.
Have a great long weekend and happy Fringing! Please support local theatre and artists all year round.
It’s June already—and that means it’s time for the cowbell blog’s first annual hiatus of the year (the second is in December). I’ll still be seeing some shows, and shouting stuff out on social media; just not covering them on the blog.